Hello community and professionals in surveying. I wanted to ask if you can imitate a propeller Aeropoint with Ardusimple. Who then takes over the same function as the original? More precisely, it should take over the base station of the Phantom 4 RTK and be permanently connected to the DJI P4RTK during the mission.
I honestly admit that I have little or no idea about the software that is used to program or set up a UBLOX ZED-F9P receiver that should serve as a base…). Can you tell me what hardware is needed to make a similar GCP/CP that could work like the original base station? I was thinking of the above mentioned Ublox. Would this be suitable?
Many thanks to everyone who actively participates in the thread. Greetings
You’d need to pair an ArduSimple board with a micro-controller board with data logging capabilities. Looks to be recording contemporaneous raw-measurement/observation data, perhaps to a RINEX files, or equivalent, based on an internal antenna located in the center point of the target.
You could later solve for the fixed/relative placement of the targets over the survey zone, and against governmental reference sources, and finally against the photo-imagery / raw-measurement logs from the drone.
That’s right! In the end, a PPK is to be carried out later using RINEX.
Do you have an example for the use of a Micro-Controller Board?
What is the best way to find out the center of an antenna? In postprocessing the result should be pretty accurate.
Thank you for your quick answer.
I personally prefer STM32 DISCO boards, several of the F7 family support microSD cards, and I have an H7 one with an eMMC memory. The ones I’ve built generally record hourly RINEX files into a classic directory tree, like CORS or Spider.
You can find antennas that have ANTEX files describing the phase-center(s). You could probably find some 20cm diameter shallow domed ones your could apply a contrasting check-board wrap/sticker on to. Or take a flush aluminum ground plate, square or round, and mount a bulk-head style antenna to.