Integration of custom visual sensors
We recently purchased the Starling development kit and are hoping to integrate some custom visual sensors into it.
The Image Sensor Hardware Design and Integration Guide in the ModalAI documentation appears to be in-progress or incomplete, so I am unsure if this is feasible.
Let me describe our custom sensors: they have onboard computation and output guidance and navigation data as UART or a Mavlink packet (this is configurable). I understand that the VOXL autopilot supports PX4 flight control. Is it possible to feed the flight control navigational data from on external sensor?
I would greatly appreciate any clarification on the matter.
The Starling has this breakoutboard attached:
It has an apps proc UART available at
Perhaps you can use this UART, and voxl-mavlink-server has external FC support:
@Felipe What mavlink message(s) would this sensor be sending over the UART?