Icarus is a Java-based Android application that is developed for and tested on the G1 phone. It is part of the Spacebridge project.
Currently maintained by nf (firstname.lastname@example.org) and located in a Mercurial repository (http://bitbucket.org/0x0000/icarus/). Contributions are encouraged (It's really easy!) just keep in mind the key goal of this project is *reliability* before all else.
In its current form, it logs the following values from the phone's internal sensors:
- Latitude, Longitude, Altitude (GPS)
- Temperature (AK8976A)
- Orientation (AK8976A)
- Magnetic fields in 3 dimensions (AK8976A)
- Accelerometer in 3 dimensions (AK8976A)
It writes the data, timestamped, to a file on the SD card: 'IcarusLog'.
If it has GSM connectivity and has a GPS lock, it will report its GPS coordinates once a minute via SMS. It has been tested to recover from loss of both GPS and GSM signals.
Todo list: (immediate future)
- Make the destination phone number and SMS interval configurable.
- Other interface cosmetic enhancements.
Todo list: (pie in sky)
- Make Icarus signal an external camera at a particular altitude threshold (eg, to start a video record on descent).
- Icarus itself could record video and/or take photos at specified altitudes using the phone's internal camera.