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Small low-cost embedded board for a model airplane

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Albert Goodwill, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Hello Electronics Experts,

    For a real-time signal monitoring and logging application, I am loking
    a small, low power and light weight microcontroller board. This board
    will be carried on a remotely piloted model airplane. As the airplane
    flies it will collect data from various sensors and save them to a SD
    memory card as well as it will send selected data to the ground for
    data logging and monitoring.

    Can you recommend any embedded board which can satisfy the following
    requirements?

    THX,

    Albert Goodwill
    AlbertGoodwill @ yahoo . com

    Requirements
    ============
    * ADC (Analog to Digital Converter)
    13 channel (simultaneous sample hold is desirable)
    16 bits resolution
    it will be used to capture 1000 samples/ second

    * I2C interface
    * SPI interface
    * 4 X UART
    * Free (or low-cost) C compiler and SW development environment



    Following are the sensors to be connected to the embedded board
    Sensors with analog outputs
    * 3 axis accelerometers (0-5v or 0-3.3v analog outputs)
    * 3 axis gyros (0-5v or 0-3.3v analog outputs)
    * 3 axis magnetosensors (0-5v or 0-3.3v analog outputs)
    * 2 pressure sensors (0-5v or 0-3.3v analog outputs)
    * 2 current sensor (0-500mv outputs)

    RMP Sensor
    * 0-10000 RMP sensor with 1 logic pulse per rotation

    Fuel Consumption sensor
    * 1 logic pulse per xx milliliter fuel flow

    Sensors with I2C iterface
    * 10 temperature sensors with I2C

    Other Sensors
    * GPS receiver (accepting DGPS correction) with RS232 interface
     
  2. Al

    Al Guest

    Check out this web site for suggestions:

    http://www.circellar.com

    The magazine has great articals on what you have described. You really
    are looking for something that is quite high powered and will require a
    really powerful model plane.

    Al
     
  3. Si Ballenger

    Si Ballenger Guest

    Review the below projects might have similr topics.

    http://www.pigeonblog.mapyourcity.net/blurb.php
    http://tam.plannet21.com/
     
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