Connecting Tritech Micron to BlueROV2

Goodday everyone, was wondering if anyone could help me with the requirements for connecting the Tritech Micron to the Blue ROV2, have one here sitting down and would like to have it mounted and operational.

Hi @MathieuPollonais, welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

I’m not familiar with the Tritech Micron, but from the datasheet it seems to support either RS-232 or RS-485 serial communication. You’ll likely need RS-485 configured.

If you’ve got a spare pair in your tether you may be able to use RS-485 to send the signal directly to the topside, and then connect to it “as normal” (per the manufacturers specification/usage instructions) from the topside computer.

Alternatively you might be able to use a USB-Serial converter (like our BLUART) in the enclosure to connect the sonar to the onboard computer, and then set up a routing connection to the topside. You’d need to check that the software that runs on the topside computer is able to connect with UDP instead, or you may need another routing software on the surface that converts from UDP back to more standard serial.

I noticed you put this in the “Blue Robotics Software / Ping Viewer” category, which I’ve moved it out of. While Ping Viewer is open source and could be extended to support additional sonar protocols, or a sonar could add support for our ping-protocol (or have its messages translated into it), those haven’t been done for the Tritech Micron. There’s a bit more discussion on that here :slight_smile:

Thanks a lot Eliot, will let you know how everything goes. And thank you for the warm welcome.