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|style="color:#000"|[http://www.nongnu.org/paparazzi Paparazzi] is a free and open-source hardware and software project intended to create an exceptionally powerful and versatile autopilot system by allowing and encouraging input from the community. The project includes not only the airborne hardware and software, from voltage regulators and GPS receivers to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalman_filtering Kalman filtering] code, but also a powerful and ever-expanding array of ground hardware and software including modems, antennas, and a highly evolved user-friendly ground control software interface.
 
|style="color:#000"|[http://www.nongnu.org/paparazzi Paparazzi] is a free and open-source hardware and software project intended to create an exceptionally powerful and versatile autopilot system by allowing and encouraging input from the community. The project includes not only the airborne hardware and software, from voltage regulators and GPS receivers to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalman_filtering Kalman filtering] code, but also a powerful and ever-expanding array of ground hardware and software including modems, antennas, and a highly evolved user-friendly ground control software interface.
 
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|All hardware and software is open-source and freely available to anyone under the [http://www.gnu.org GNU] licencing agreement. Efforts are currently underway to organize production and retail sales of the autopilot and popular accessories, making the system much easier and more affordable for all.
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|All hardware and software is open-source and freely available to anyone under the [http://www.gnu.org GNU] licencing agreement. [[Get_Hardware| Several vendors]] are currently producing and selling Paparazzi autopilots and popular accessories, making the system easy and affordable to all.
 
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|The key feature of the paparazzi autopilot is its unique combination of infrared thermopiles and inertial measurement for attitude sensing, providing a robust and accurate attitude estimate that requires no ground calibration and can recover from any launch attitude.
 
|The key feature of the paparazzi autopilot is its unique combination of infrared thermopiles and inertial measurement for attitude sensing, providing a robust and accurate attitude estimate that requires no ground calibration and can recover from any launch attitude.
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The [http://www.engr.usu.edu/wiki/index.php/OSAM OSAM] Paparazzi team took 2nd place in the Sixth Annual Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition! The event is sponsored by AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) and was held at Webster Field, St. Inigoes, Maryland. It should also be noted that this was paparazzi's and the OSAM paparazzi teams first time at the competition.[http://www.navair.navy.mil/pma263/seafarers/default.htm Link to competition]
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The [http://www.engr.usu.edu/wiki/index.php/OSAM OSAM] Paparazzi team took 2nd place in the Sixth Annual Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition! The event is sponsored by AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) and was held at Webster Field, St. Inigoes, Maryland. It should also be noted that this was Paparazzi's and the OSAM Paparazzi team's first time at the competition.<br>
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[http://www.navair.navy.mil/pma263/seafarers/default.htm Link to competition]
 
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[http://hjnews.townnews.com/articles/2008/07/12/news/news01.txt News Story]
 
[http://hjnews.townnews.com/articles/2008/07/12/news/news01.txt News Story]
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:Twog_v1-00_top_side_3.jpg|thumb|left|'''T'''iny '''W'''ith'''O'''ut '''G'''ps]]   
 
| style="color:#000"| [[Image:Twog_v1-00_top_side_3.jpg|thumb|left|'''T'''iny '''W'''ith'''O'''ut '''G'''ps]]   
 
The new baby autopilot is born.<br>
 
The new baby autopilot is born.<br>
Its name is TWOG, it weigh 8 grams and is 40.2 x 30.5mm long. It is in good health and really look alike his mother Tiny v2, except for the GPS receiver.<br>
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His name is TWOG, he weighs 8 grams and is 40.2 x 30.5mm long. He' in good health and looks a lot like his mother Tiny v2, except for the GPS receiver.<br>
The proud parents invite you to visit its [[Twog_v1|pictures and technical information album]]...
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The proud parents invite you to visit the [[Twog_v1|pictures and technical information album]]...
  
  
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:Tiny_v2-1_3D_top.jpg|thumb|left|Tiny 2.11]]
 
| style="color:#000"| [[Image:Tiny_v2-1_3D_top.jpg|thumb|left|Tiny 2.11]]
The assembled [[Tiny_v2|Tiny 2.11]] and some infrared sensor boards are now available for sale from [http://www.onefastdaddy.com/ onefastdaddy.com].
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A number of vendors are now offering assembled and unassembled autopilots, sensors and accessories. The software is written, the hardware is built, what are you waiting for?  Getting started has never been easier!  More details on the [[Get_Hardware|Get Hardware]] page.
More details on the [[Get_Hardware]] page.
 
  
 
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:eeePC.jpg|thumb|left|Paparazzi running on eeePC]]   
 
| style="color:#000"| [[Image:eeePC.jpg|thumb|left|Paparazzi running on eeePC]]   
Looking for a small, light and cheap ground station ? Paparazzi runs on the [[http://eeepc.asus.com ASUS eeePC]] out of the box (after installing the Debian Paparazzi packages). Tested on the pre-installed Xandros distribution, on a standard Ubuntu and on the preconfigured [[http://wiki.eeeuser.com/ubuntu:eeexubuntu:home eeeXubuntu]].
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Looking for a small, light and cheap ground station ? Paparazzi runs on the [http://eeepc.asus.com ASUS eeePC] out of the box (after installing the Debian Paparazzi packages). Tested on the pre-installed Xandros distribution, on a standard Ubuntu and on the preconfigured [http://wiki.eeeuser.com/ubuntu:eeexubuntu:home eeeXubuntu].
  
 
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|<h3>January 27, 2008</h3>
 
|<h3>January 27, 2008</h3>
 
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:StormTV.jpg|thumb|left|Paparazzi's Storm on TV ,Turkey]]  [http://www.showtvnet.com/haber/playerd.asp?ptype=haber&product=/270108/ucak.wmv Storm on TV], One of the Paparazzi Aircraft is on the biggest Television of Turkey. (We are sorry that all in Turkish...)
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:StormTV.jpg|thumb|left|Paparazzi's Storm on TV in Turkey]]  [http://www.showtvnet.com/haber/playerd.asp?ptype=haber&product=/270108/ucak.wmv Storm on TV], A Paparazzi aircraft is featured on the biggest Television station in Turkey. (Sorry, the audio is only in Turkish...)
  
 
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|<h3>December 27, 2007</h3>
 
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:Ricou.jpg|thumb|left|Paparazzi Control Station next to Toulouse, France]] From the [http://events.ccc.de/congress/2007/Fahrplan/events/2225.en.html 24C3 conference], Paparazzi aircraft operated in Hildesheim, Germany and in Castagnac, France (the station in Istanbul, Turkey was lacking a security pilot) were remote controlled in real time by Martin and Antoine. The three local ground control stations and the remote one in Berlin were connected to a central server (located in Germany). Video from the 2 aircraft was also visible from the conference room in real-time. A great team work and ... a lot of fun. See [http://www.recherche.enac.fr/wiki/index.php/Media media section] for some press coverage. The session video is available as torrent here in [http://outpost.h3q.com/fnord/24c3-torrents/24c3-2225-en-paparazzi.mkv.torrent Matroska] or [http://outpost.h3q.com/fnord/24c3-torrents/24c3-2225-en-paparazzi.mp4.torrent MPEG-4] format and this are the presentation [http://events.ccc.de/congress/2007/Fahrplan/attachments/1033_paparazzi.pdf slides].
 
 
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|<h3>December 13, 2007</h3>
 
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:Tiny_v2_1_Funjet.jpg|thumb|left|Tiny v2.1 in a Funjet]] The new [[Tiny_v2|Tiny 2.1 autopilot]] nicely flew in a Funjet for the first time.
 
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|<h3>September 21<sup>st</sup>, 2007</h3>
 
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:Antoine-Storm1.jpg|thumb|left|Antoine launching the Storm1]]
 
[http://www.mav07.org/ MAV 07] was yet another great success for the project!  Paparazzi teams took 1<sup>st</sup>, 3<sup>rd</sup>, 4<sup>th</sup>, and 5<sup>th</sup> places in the outdoor autonomous surveillance competition and were honored to share the 1<sup>st</sup> place award with the very well designed Micropilot-equipped 48cm Ping Wing from [http://www.ida.liu.se/~patdo/linklabsite/uavactivities/index.html Linköping University] in Sweden. <br>
 
The first Paparazzi helicopter, [[Gallery#MAV07|Twisted Logic]] proved that a passively stable helicopter could operate well in mild outdoor winds and also took 2<sup>nd</sup> place in the indoor competition, surpassed only by the "Father of passively stable helicopters", world famous Petter Muren of [http://www.proxflyer.com/ Proxflyer] and [http://www.rctoys.com/rc-toys-and-parts/BR/RC-HELICOPTERS-BLADERUNNER.html BladeRunner] fame.<br>[http://pfump.org The team] of Christian Lindenberg and (fake) Martin Müller also won the special award from the jury for it general performance and fair spirit.
 
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|<h3>September 17th, 2007</h3>
 
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:yarasa.jpg|thumb|left|[http://www.mav07.org/ MAV 07]]][http://www.mav07.org/ MAV 07] will be held in Toulouse, France (of course!) September 17-21, 2007.  Expect to see lots of great Paparazzi systems kicking ass and taking names!
 
 
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|<h3>August 28, 2007</h3>
 
 
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:Paul_MacCready.jpg|thumb|left|Paul MacCready<br>1925-2007]][http://www.avinc.com/dr.maccready.asp Dr. Paul MacCready], legendary aeronautical engineer and founder of [http://www.avinc.com Aerovironment], died in his sleep at the age of 81.  Many of us met him met him in 2005 at [[Gallery#MAV05|MAV05]] in Germany but all of us are familiar with his incredible body of work ranging from the [http://www.donaldmonroe.com/gossamer_condor_photography first human powered aircraft], to the [http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/collection/object_362.html GM Sunraycer] electric car, and the world altitude record holding [http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/helios_launch_010814.html Helios].  MacCready was a world champion sailplane pilot, holds a Cal Tech Ph.D. in aeronautics, has been granted 7 honorary degrees, and has contributed a total of 4 aircraft and one car to the permanent collection of the [http://invention.smithsonian.org/resources/online_articles_detail.aspx?id=349 Smithsonian Institution].  He founded Aerovironment in 1971, the world's largest supplier of hand-launched UAVs.
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|<h3>August 21th, 2007</h3>
 
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:kerlingafjoll.jpg|thumb|left|Flying south west of the Hofsjökull glacier]]Three Paparazzi equipped Funjets were part of the [http://www.flohof.uib.no/ Flohof] measurement campaign around the Hofsjökull glacier on Iceland. We were able to measure temperature, humidity, pressure and estimate the wind. The authorities issued a NOTAM, clearing the airspace up to 12.000 feet which allowed us to set a new Paparazzi altitude record.
 
 
 
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| style="color:#000"| [[Image:jet_family.jpg|thumb|left|Part of the ENAC multiplex foamy fleet]]Sun is finally back. We took all those babies for a multiple aircrafts flight. From left to right : 600g minimag, 900g twinjet, 600g funjet and 350g microjet. It's such a shame that multiplex stoped producing microjets..... they didn't even ask us :(
 
 
 
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[[Image:ant_tracker.jpg|thumb|left|[http://www.recherche.enac.fr/~poine/video/ant_tracker.mpeg Download the video]]]Jeremie Vacher, a student at ENAC, has developed a tracker for antennas. It is functionnal but still needs a little bit of polishing. Anybody interrested ?
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[[Image:One_Small_Step.jpg|thumb|left|[[News Archives]]]] [[News Archives|Browse the archives]] for a look back at the earlier days of Paparazzi.
 
 
 
 
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Revision as of 23:06, 11 August 2008


Welcome To Paparazzi

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The Paparazzi Project

Paparazzi is a free and open-source hardware and software project intended to create an exceptionally powerful and versatile autopilot system by allowing and encouraging input from the community. The project includes not only the airborne hardware and software, from voltage regulators and GPS receivers to Kalman filtering code, but also a powerful and ever-expanding array of ground hardware and software including modems, antennas, and a highly evolved user-friendly ground control software interface.
All hardware and software is open-source and freely available to anyone under the GNU licencing agreement. Several vendors are currently producing and selling Paparazzi autopilots and popular accessories, making the system easy and affordable to all.
The key feature of the paparazzi autopilot is its unique combination of infrared thermopiles and inertial measurement for attitude sensing, providing a robust and accurate attitude estimate that requires no ground calibration and can recover from any launch attitude.

The Paparazzi project at ENAC

The Paparazzi mini UAV project is now being used and developed at ENAC University.
herald journal

News

June 23, 2008

Targets auvsi 08.JPG

The OSAM Paparazzi team took 2nd place in the Sixth Annual Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition! The event is sponsored by AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) and was held at Webster Field, St. Inigoes, Maryland. It should also be noted that this was Paparazzi's and the OSAM Paparazzi team's first time at the competition.
Link to competition
News Story

June 13, 2008

Tiny WithOut Gps

The new baby autopilot is born.
His name is TWOG, he weighs 8 grams and is 40.2 x 30.5mm long. He' in good health and looks a lot like his mother Tiny v2, except for the GPS receiver.
The proud parents invite you to visit the pictures and technical information album...


March 26, 2008

Funjet on the helicopter deck

Scientists from the Geophysical Institute of the University of Bergen/Norway flew Paparazzi controlled Funjet aircrafts equipped with meteorological sensors in the Arctic sea around Spitsbergen only with the help of a RC safety pilot and no Paparazzi team member nearby. They took off and landed on the helicopter deck of the Norwegian icebreaking coast guard vessel KV Svalbard for one week and set a new Paparazzi low temperature record by flying at around -20°C and 15m/s wind in altitudes up to 1500m. For another two weeks they also collected data on Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen. See pictures in the gallery and a video.

March 15, 2008

Tiny 2.11

A number of vendors are now offering assembled and unassembled autopilots, sensors and accessories. The software is written, the hardware is built, what are you waiting for? Getting started has never been easier! More details on the Get Hardware page.

February 6, 2008

Paparazzi running on eeePC

Looking for a small, light and cheap ground station ? Paparazzi runs on the ASUS eeePC out of the box (after installing the Debian Paparazzi packages). Tested on the pre-installed Xandros distribution, on a standard Ubuntu and on the preconfigured eeeXubuntu.

January 27, 2008

Paparazzi's Storm on TV in Turkey
Storm on TV, A Paparazzi aircraft is featured on the biggest Television station in Turkey. (Sorry, the audio is only in Turkish...)

News Archives

Browse the archives for a look back at the earlier days of Paparazzi.