I’m wondering if there is a known issue with CAN on ardupilot?
Or somebody that can help figuring out why we lost our GPS midflight?
We are using the Cube Orange + HERE3 (CAN) and have a fleet of these configured.
They fly very good (using RTK). Though we just had an issue mid-flight.
Mid-flight we suddenly loose our GPS, but our compass keeps working.
We think it cannot be the connection since:
compass keeps working
We think it cannot be GPS that broke, since:
Repowering the drone gives us back our GPS
We don’t think that CANbus restarted (error or power?)
Since the compass kept working and goes over the same data bus
Is it possible that the GPS restarted for some reason and didn’t initialize or something?
Still seems very strange. Any other thoughts what it could be ?
This is very scary, since we have 100+ drones in the air at the same time. We don’t want to loose GPS on those drones. Our older drones use RX/TX instead of CAN and we haven’t had such issues yet. Could this be related?
So we pulled the RESET pin of the UBLOX chip to GND. As a result resetting the UBLOX GPS.
We loose the GPS for max. 2 seconds after which it starts working again. And amazingly already with fix and very good accuracy.
We loose the GPS signal and it never recovers. We have to powerdown/reset the full here+ gps, before we get connection again.
So that means that for any reason if the GPS resets on CAN we don’t recover. Which is quite bad. It doesn’t happen a lot (3 times in over 10000 minutes accumulated flight time, but it is very bad in our case.)