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DVL A50 attitude requirements

Assuming the DVL A50 is mounted on the bottom of the BlueROV2, what is the maximum pitch or roll before the DVL will no longer track? I’m wondering if the DVL will still work properly if keep the bow down 10-15 degrees to maximize the use my of imaging sonar.

Our experience with the DVL is that it functions rather well even at much steeper angles than what you require. The capability is there, but the ROV often behaves a bit erratically after a while (drifting and oscillating while in position hold). Thus far we have only had the chance to test in a small pool susceptible to reflections, such that in a real environment it may be more stable. Regardless, I understand that WaterLinked and BlueRobotics are currently working on integrating the A50 in a more robust manor, so the issues mentioned may be short lived!

Hi Robin,
How did your DVL connect to ROV2 before?Serial or Ethernet?

Hi @Kingzeon,

The integrations is being done via ethernet, as that also allows access to Waterlinked’s web ui for management and updates.