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### Kalman Filter GPS + IMU

This is a complete re-working of the answer I had originally provided. If you're curious, you can check the edit history and see what was posted earlier. In comments to this question, OP stated that ...
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### Integrating GPS into Graph SLAM (how orientation fixed?)

You can use a very low information matrix value at the orientation elements of your state, given that the information matrix is the inverse of the covariance matrix. The covariance matrix ...

### Navigation - GPS + IMU; how to make it more accurate?

You should use a Kalman Filter. Here are two nice tutorials that explain how Kalman Filter algorithm works and the working principle of IMU/GPS sensors. short: https://www.navlab.net/Publications/...
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### I fused a GPS and IMU and I am wondering if my results make sense

Do you have a simulation? I would recommend that you simulate the data first to debug and tune your KF. The simulation should model the true IMU outputs (Grove has some details on that) and true ...
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### To calculate roll,pitch and yaw

The position coordinates x, y, z are inadequate information to compute the roll pitch and yaw. x, y, and z are the position of the vehicle in space. roll, pitch, and yaw are the attitude or ...
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### How to deal with asynchronous samples in a kalman filter framework multi-sensor fusion?

The correct way of integrating multi-rate observations in a Kalman framework when the measurements are unavailable is to let the system evolve resorting merely to the prediction steps. Therefore, set ...
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### Open source implementations for GPS+IMU sensor fusion?

A followup on holmeski's reply. It seems those pages have been taken down. I found the old webpages on the 'Way Back Machine'. Pixhawk Attitude Estimator (EKF) Pixhawk ekf_att_pos_estimator (...
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### Low-cost centimeter accurate satellite positioning (GNSS/GPS)

Ublox sell an RTK solution which provides 2cm accuracy. The evaluation kit is â‚¬359 and it works beautifully.
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### Differential GPS or Simple GPS for Robot navigation and odometry?

Do not give up on encoders. They are a great complement to GPS. I don't know what precision you want to reach, or what terrain your robot will operate in, but wherever it will be, encoders will give ...
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### Confused about time systems in ephemeris computation (from GPS subframes)

My understanding is that $R_x$ is the receiver time when the signal is received. So that would make $t_x$ the transmission time. And you subtract the bias to get a more accurate transmission time.
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### Ardupilot on Raspberry Pi

Firstly, you may be confusing ArduPilot/ArduCopter software with the ArduPilot Mega (APM) hardware platform. ArduPilot/ArduCopter is indeed a great piece of software and is still maintained. The ...
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### How to build an autonomous navigation system for robots?

In order to implement the line following function you need to make several design choices which will affect your robot performance and accuracy. Here are some examples: GPS Coordinates: using a GPS ...
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### Kalman filter GPS + IMU fusion get accurate velocity with low cost sensors

I would say, this site may helps you to understand where the power of the Kalman-filter lies. http://www.bzarg.com/p/how-a-kalman-filter-works-in-pictures/ In my humble opinion: I think basic useful ...

### Navigation - GPS + IMU; how to make it more accurate?

The simplest answer to all those questions, is to use an EKF. But since you are not familiar with the mathematical formulas of EKF here are some possible methods which might be useful for your ...

### A Delivery Drone

Most of the outdoor drones use GPS for autonomous navigation. Even the flight controllers like Ardupilot and Naza need to be given the GPS coordinates of the destination for autonomous flights. The ...
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### Robotic vessel navigation using GIS datasets

If I understand your question correctly, you are trying to estimate the position of arbitrary points in an environment given scattered 3D points. For example, your robot is at position (x, y, z) where ...
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### How does sensor fusion help in robot localization

I think another good place to jump right in is to examine the robot_localization package that is used in the ROS community. It implements both EKF and UKF sensor fusion estimators. The package is ...
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### Do I need the same RTK reciever if I want to implement RTK?

RTK sends a correction factor, which can be positive or negative. You can get good results even with a single antenna. I hope that's what you are talking about and not receivers currently the way I am ...
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### GPS Course vs IMU Course

So this probably won't work as course over ground and heading are often 2 different things. Heading is the direction your vehicle is facing, while course over ground is the direction your vehicle is ...
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### Conversion of roll, pitch and yaw from ENU to NED

ENU = East, North, Up NED = North, East, Down So, if you have x_ENU, y_ENU, and z_ENU, then: ...
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### Guide Drone using GPS

There are two approaches here. First, keep in mind that even with a high number of satellites, pure GPS will always have some amount of imprecision and that amount is usually measured in meters. The ...
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### GPS and Navsat Transform Node Issues with Magnetic Declination and Yaw Offset in São Paulo, Brazil (Real Robot)

[planner_server-9] [INFO] [1719996445.946777994] [global_costmap.global_costmap]: Timed out waiting for transform from base_link to map to become available, tf error: Could not find a connection ...
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### GPS and Navsat Transform Node Issues with Magnetic Declination and Yaw Offset in São Paulo, Brazil (Real Robot)

Our IMU yaw rate is obtained from our vehicle's CAN data of yaw rate, and we integrate that value. We don't have a direct IMU source. Sorry, are you saying that you don't have a magnetometer that ...
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### How to synchronise data for fusion in Kalman from multiple sensors with different timestamp information?

Kalman filter consists of two steps: Time Update and Measurement Update. For asynchronous measurement case you will have variable sampling time which you will calculate using timestamp. For each ...
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### why we need both vel and acc contribution for actual position?

I didn't quite understand the codes you provide. Back to your wrong statement, velocity and acceleration are two different physical quantities. Acceleration is the time derivative of velocity. When ...
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### Integreation Method In Dr with 3 Sources

You should definitely use a filter. You need to adjust to the noises. If you can design or know the state space models of the agent and the sensors then KF is the easiest to use.
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### Navigation - GPS + IMU; how to make it more accurate?

One way to improve GPS accuracy is RTK GPS. RTK GPS is what some of these robot lawnmowers use because of its centimeters accuracy. https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/what-is-gps-rtk/all
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### Kalman Filter GPS + IMU

id recommend estimating position, velocity, and bias in the yaw reading from the imu. You'd assume the yaw bias is a first order system driven by zero mean Gaussian noise. You can also estimate biases ...
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### How to accurately navigate from one GPS coordinate to another using just GPS & IMU?

GPS itself has about 3.5m of variance. To obtain a better accuracy it is usually fuse the measurements from the IMU with GPS using Kalman filters. The problem of navigation can be decompose into two ...
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### What are good options for modifying drones?

Seems like you're looking for a basic flight controller, for example, the PIXHAWK. It comes with onboard IMUs and GPS support, while being able to run two main types of firmware: PX4 and ArduCopter. ...
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