In engineering, that's good, fast, or cheap; pick two. There's a little more
wiggle room with market positioning and volume for manufacturing.
Anything from the Garmin eTrex line would work well. They store
"breadcrumbs" and also spit a serial NMEA PVT stream. The Summit model has
built in altimeter and electronic compass; I expect these can be sent on the
serial, as well. The eTrex are great on the motorcycle, too. They're small,
well weatherproofed, and extremely rugged. Mine survived a 4 foot fall to
the pavement at 60 mph three years ago, and it's still in use.
I would try it first without the datalogger, and see if the breadcrumbs have
enough resolution for your needs.
Have you looked here : http://www.laipac.com /
e.g. GPS engine like TF30
small - 30x40x7mm
low cost - $75 + $20 for active antenna
low power - 3.3V, 50mA
code to interface to a PIC microcontroller provided.
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Any luck finding one?
| Yovslu Brown wrote:
|> Can anyone recomment a small size, low cost, low power GPS receiver|> with velocity, position and height serial data output ? (It will be|> used in a model airplane for data logging)
| What's that saying in manufacturing ? ...
| something like "cost, quality, quantity ... you can have any two of the
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If low cost means <$125, you might want to check out the Garmin
Foretrex wrist mounted GPS. It weighs 2.6oz. If you took it apart and
removed the case, a few more fractions of an oz could be shaved off.
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