Configure estimator and controller

All the estimators and controllers are part of the standard firmware build and the active estimator and controller can be configured in runtime or compile time.

Estimators

The available estimators are defined in the StateEstimatorType enum in src/modules/interface/estimator.h.

Setting in runtime

To activate a specific estimator, set the stabilizer.estimator parameter to the appropriate value based on the StateEstimatorType.

The parameter can be set from the python client, the python lib or from an app in the Crazyflie.

Default estimator

The complementary estimator is the default estimator.

Some decks require the kalman estimator and it is automatically activated when one of these decks are detected. The activated estimator is based on the .requiredEstimator member of the DeckDriver API.

Setting default estimator at compile time

It is possible to force the use of a specific estimator at compile time by setting ESTIMATOR, see Configure the build.

Example:

ESTIMATOR=kalman

Controller

The available controllers are defined in the ControllerType enum in src/modules/interface/controller.h.

Setting in runtime

To activate a specific controller, set the stabilizer.controller parameter to the appropriate value based on the ControllerType.

The parameter can be set from the python client, the python lib or from an app in the Crazyflie.

Default controller

The PID controller is the default controller.

Setting at compile time

It is possible to force the use of a specific controller at compile time by setting CONTROLLER, see Configure the build.

Example:

CONTROLLER=Mellinger