I was wondering if anyone can give me some input on the autopilot capabilities of BLUEROV2. Can it hold lateral position against a half knt current?
Case in point, I did a dive last night in a large NJ inlet. Conditions were murky and I was having difficulty navigating to my target. With the tidal current, I had to keep my current ROV in position by holding the tether (which is threaded through poly rope).
I’m not familiar with the software or inertial system of the BROV2, but is there a way to have it self compensate to more or less hold position with the autopilot software? GPS doesn’t work under water, but can it hold surface position prior to a dive?
EDIT: I just read a post by Magnus about this, I see there are still some challenges here, would it be possible to use GPS for surface position holding, then when submerged, rely on inertial?