We are in the process of making our first boat.
Frame for prototype: boogie board
Pixhawk Cube black
Survey GNSS: Comnav T300+ in RTK mode, NMEA GGA, RMC and VTG input to GPS1 connector.
Sonar for prototype PingSonar, but we buy a ECT400.
We have some questions about the parameters to be entered regarding the offsets to be filled in for IMU, GNSS RTK and sonar.
The IMU is behind the center of gravity X=0.193,Y=0 and Z= 0.03. We must enter the offset values IMU to center of gravity or center of gravity to IMU?
The GNSS is just above the center of gravity X=0, Y=0 and Z=0.429 (IMU-GNSS X=0.193, Y=0 and Z=0.399). We must enter the offset values GNSS to center of gravity or GNSS to IMU or vice versa?
Is sonar the same protocol as GNSS?
About the data log, for the POS values (lat,long and alt), it is the position of the boat after the EKF2? At the center of gravity or the Cube?
Do you have advice for EKF2 settings with a GNSS RTK?
I would have a very similar setup, I will use ECT400 (I already have it), ardusimple for RTK. My boat have two T100, but I will need a little bit more power, so I will buy two T200. @Matt_C could you point me out to the models you are trying to print? I could try them too!
After some test on lac and river, we modify our boat, and we plan to go to 4 T200 (2 right and 2 left) in 18.5V.
Is it possible to connect the 2 Esc (left for example) to the same SERVO output of the Pixhawk?
The boat is looking good! By the way if you find that leaves, etc are getting stuck in the thrusters it might be good to add 10cm standoffs so they are lower in the water.
It’s “1”. When setting up the sensor position offsets they should all be setup relative to the vehicle’s center of gravity… or actually in the case of a boat it should be the vehicle’s center of rotation which, on a skid steering vehicle, will probably be the bottom of the boat between the thrusters.
About the data log, for the POS values (lat,long and alt), it is the position of the boat after the EKF2 or at the center of rotation or the center of the Cube?
And Depth value, on data log, is from the face of sonar to the bottom of the lake or from the center of rotation or the center of the Cube to the bottom of the lake?