As the Paparazzi community is very active and getting bigger every day, we have decided that it is time to make a blog that reflects the thriving development and keeps everyone up to date. We hope to inform everyone about new features, challenges and plans.
Paparazzi is the only really Open-Source (hardware and software) UAV project in the world with proven capability and stability.
To support that statement we offer the following statistics:
The current codebase contains 144,959 lines of code made up of:
- 110,279 lines of ansi C
- 24,904 lines of Ocaml
- 3,724 lines of shellscript
- 2,202 lines of python
- 1,710 lines of C++
- 1,422 lines of perl
- 602 lines of assembler
- 116 lines of lex
On the hardware side there are 47 Eagle CAD schematic files and 46 Eagle CAD board files covering several autopilot designs and their related sensor and power systems.
Paparazzi supports the use of thermopiles or IMUs for attitude estimation in fixed wing aircraft and IMUs only for rotorcraft (helicopters, quadcopters, hexacopters.). Presently there are 11 airframes officially supported for use as exemplars with a further 153 user contributed airframes.
Paparazzi is unusually flexible in its ground control architecture in that it consists of a series of agents that communicate via a software bus. This has already allowed a UAV to be controlled using the internet as part of the telemetry link.
But enough of the self praise. Welcome everyone to our shiny new blog and I hope you will enjoy the amazing trip with us.
Cheers your Paparazzi Crew