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Locator S1 and U1 Integration

(Ferit Çakıcı) #1

Can Locator S1 or U1 be used instead of A1 or D1 with the Underwater GPS system?

If it can be done, then what would be integration detaild for both ROV and topside system?

(Kevin) #2

@FerdiCakmak Our engineering team hasn’t had a chance to try the Locator-S1 or Locator-U1 modules yet, so we defer to Water Linked for their operational status. Support for the S1 was added in the WL 2.1.0 update (2018-06) but I am unsure if another software update for the U1 is required. Most likely, as the U1 has a small acoustic modem on it for depth information.

After we get to spend some with the S1 and U1, we will update our Water Linked BlueROV2 Integration Guide.

S1: It should be a drop-in replacement for the A1, but instead of connecting to spare twisted wires in the tether, connect the orange and orange/white wires to the power terminal block.

The Integration Kit will be required to connect the topside computer running QGC to the Water Linked Box.

U1: This locator can be used stand-alone with just the Water Linked GUI, but if you want to see ROV coordinates and positioned displayed in the QGC map, then you will need the Integration Kit to link the Water Linked box.

(Bo Koppel) #3

I use S1 locator with no problems
Waterlinked connected to ROV network via ethernet topside
Companion standard script communicate with Waterlinked