We’re working on an autonomous boat using a PX4 and recently picked up a PING sonar to integrate. After doing a bit of research it seems we’ll need to run the sonar through a companion computer so that we can send messages through Mavlink to the Pixhawk.
I was wondering if there is any way to wire the sonar directly to the Pixhawk (or through some kind of serial converter box) so that it can be used and read without a companion computer? We currently do not have a raspi or similar on the rover and would be difficult to integrate this late into the project.
Any help is much appreciated, thanks all!
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