[ros-users] ccny: asctec_autopilot serial interface communication

Steven Bellens steven.bellens at mech.kuleuven.be
Wed Feb 23 17:37:56 UTC 2011

2011/2/15 Bill Morris <morris at ee.ccny.cuny.edu>:
> I'm not at the lab at the moment, but as far as I know the master branch
> should be working. You may also want to look at the experimental branch
> which is getting closer to release. Also, I should have debian packages
> out by Friday.
> One thing to watch out for with the XBee interface is that the maximum
> polling frequency is lower.

I tested again and it seems to be working. I noticed that a couple of
parameters changed name (port, speed, frequency), which was probably
where I went wrong.


> On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 13:08 +0100, Steven Bellens wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Been a while since I used the asctec_autopilot node for communication
>> with the Pelican. I build the master branch and tried to launch it,
>> but somehow communication is not setup properly - it gives me some
>> error about 'insufficient data' when I try to read from the Pelican. I
>> switched back to the code I was working on last year (somewhere mid
>> august) which works fine (/origin/sbellens).
>> Checking the diff I see a lot of the low-level communication commands
>> have been rewritten and header fields are added to the ROS messages.
>> Can someone confirm whether the current code works with the Pelican
>> helicopter? Do I have to add something in my client code to get
>> up-to-date? I'm still using the XBee communication interface.
>> regards,
>> Steven
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