Now that we have UAVCAN adoption happening, we are looking towards the next communication standards
Ethernet is where many UAS companies want us to go, so we have Ethernet/CAN options on the drawing board.
The question for ardupilot is, what should this actually be.
From a hardware point of view, adding Ethernet is not difficult, but how we use it is a bit more complicated.
With so many existing Ethernet protocols, do we want to grab one of them and do a com’s bridge? ProfiNet or EtherCat to Mavlink for example…
From a hardware point of view, what would the team prefer? A whole new autopilot that takes advantage of the added features, or external modules that gives Ethernet to PH1 users as well?
I’d love some input from this team rather than letting the other team drive these standards.
So I have few questions for Ardupilot developers…
What function will this Bus have on Ardupilot?
What data speeds are we needing?
From a hardware point of view, we will be offering multiple solutions. 1, JST-GH 5 pin shielded twisted pair 2 fibre optic
How would you like to see this used with Ardupilot
Should this bus be standard IP? Or should this be a special UAVNET via IPLink
Any other thoughts.