This tutorial covers how to configure MissionPlanner and QGroundControl to send RTK base station corrections to the autopilot. The instructions have been tested with simpleRTK2B, simpleRTK2Blite and simpleRTK3B GNSS receivers.
If you want to use a NTRIP service, check this tutorial.
How to send RTK base station corrections to ArduPilot with Mission Planner, QGroundControl and MAVProxy?
- Configure your GNSS receiver as a base station. If you don´t know how to do it, follow ArduSimple’s tutorial How to configure simpleRTK2B as static base station.
If you have a simpleRTK3B, you can follow this tutorial to configure it as a base station.
- Connect your GNSS antenna to your receiver. Make sure the antenna is in a location with good view of the sky.
- Connect the autopilot to your PC using USB cable or radio telemetry link.
With Mission Planner the process is extremely easy, the instructions are the same for simpleRTK2B, simpleRTK2Blite (u-blox ZED-F9P) and simpleRTK3B (Septentrio Mosaic X5) receivers.
- Open Mission Planner and connect to your autopilot as usual via COM port.
- Go to SETUP–>Optional Hardware–>RTK/GPS Inject.
- Select the COM port where your GNSS base station is connected to and set the proper baudrate. Press Connect.
- Now you can connect your Heading kit to your autopilot by following the tutorial How to connect simpleRTK2B Heading to ArduPilot with external RTK corrections?
Then go back to the main screen of Mission Planner. Here, you will see both the base station position and your Ardupilot GNSS position.