Hello very interesting project. Will it be possible to use an ethernet connection we already have on the aircraft to comunicate with base station?
Hello Corrado, the simpleRTK2B shield uses two UARTs that are fully configurable (from baudrate to protocol and messages), so you can connect any radio module that supports serial connection.
We offer two starter kits with medium (2.4GHz) and long range (896-900MHz) radios from Xbee, which they communicate with the shield via a serial connection.
Can you be more specific about your aircraft configuration? Are you asking to use your existing radio link for telemetry with the simpleRTK2B shields? Which radio link are you using?
@jolivart not sure if you are aware but official connector for Pixhawk families is JST-GH. Maybe you could add that on the board too.
JST-GH is a DroneCode Standard that most of the manufacturers are following.
Production of the original Pixhawk 1 (made by 3DR) with DF13 connector ended about 2 years ago.
@jpkh Thanks a lot for your feedback!
We are still in pre-production so we will be able to include the JST-GH connector in the shield.
We will replace the old DF13 by the new JST-GH and if someone wants to use it with the original Pixhawk they can use an adapter like this https://bit.ly/2Igqj0N.
@jolivart great to hear that you are still able to change it. Yes those DF13-GH cables are good way to interface between old and new connector bases.
One side note, pay attention on the pin order on GH connectors as they are swapped between side and top connectors. On DF13 this was NOT the case, you could use either one on same footprint.
We are using an ipmesh radiolink for telemetry and video so we would like to use that for all data going up and down
@jpkh, I have read the GH connector specs and I noticed the top/side pin order inversion, thanks again!
@Corrado_Steri, the simpleRTK2B shield does not support Ethernet connection. If you want to use your existing radiolink you will have to use a serial to Ethernet adapter.
@jpkh we just received the pre-production prototype with the connector you suggested.
Just to clarify ZED-F9P does not have L5 its E5b
What does this mean in terms of performances?
Very interesting project @jolivart
Is there a way to get Rinex rawdata from the board ?
@Pascal_P yes, the message UBX-RXM-RAWX contains the information to generate a RINEX3 observation file:
pseudorange, Doppler, carrier phase, phase lock, …
The ZED-F9P interface description document in u-blox website contains more information.
thanks @jolivart so I have to add SD card through Arduino or direct logging is possible ?
@Pascal_P, simpleRTK2B doesn’t support data logging directly.
You can use an Arduino to log the data or you can connect a data-logger (likes this one) directly to the simpleRTK2B UART.
The data-logger can be powered from the simpleRTK2B board.
great solution, thanks for your very quick answer !
Hi @jolivart , sorry to come back and ask again, but I tried to translate without success an UBX file I found on your pages (Untitled_181025_141503_ZED_fraga2.ubx), does it have the RXM messages ? If not have you got one UBX with full raw data inside ?
I used TEQC and RTKconv.
Hi @Pascal_P, the log files you looked don’t have the RAWX message enabled.
I have just uploaded a log file with this message enabled: https://bit.ly/2Dw2y5o
This data is fresh, collected with the simpleRTK2B antenna placed in a window of a tall building (the signal quality is bad), just to let you check the RAW messages.
I backed up your project. My goal is to integrate your boards inside a Pixhawk / PPK solution. It looks very promising.
Thanks a lot