The Moitessier HAT (hardware on top) is named after the famous sailor Bernd Moitessier.
The HAT provides full, open-source marine navigation features for the Raspberry Pi, officially supported by OpenPlotter.
The hardware enables the reception of AIS data that can be visualized on a monitor or tablet. In addition, position information and compass data are processed,
which supports navigation.
Product page: www.rooco.eu
- Fully compatible with Raspberry Pi models supporting 40-pin IO header
- High-sensitivity dual channel AIS receiver with SMA antenna connector (better than -112 dBm)
- High-performance GNSS receiver with integrated patch antenna. An external antenna is supported via BNC connector.
- 3 status LEDs (AIS status, GNSS status, error)
- Barometric pressure, compass, heel and trim. Optional humidity and temperature (only reasonable for standalone usage). Sensors are directly accessible via Raspberry Pi.
- IO headers (optional) to interface with spare GPIOs of the Raspberry Pi and the HAT’s microcontroller (e.g. software emulated I2C)
- UART signals of Raspberry Pi available on header (optional)
- Data communication via SPI (AIS, GNSS and meta data) and via I2C (sensor data). Data accessible via device driver and device file.
- Supports ID EEPROM and automatic device tree loading
- Firmware upgradeable via Raspberry Pi
- Officially supported by OpenPlotter
- Supports all common navigation tools like OpenCPN, iSailor, NV Verlag, iNavx, FUGAWI, and many more.