Options to communicate with the ROVL product

Testing has been completed using QGroundControl to communicate with our ROVL product. The Cerulean team has created a sample utility that enables the ROV’s location to be displayed in the map view of QGroundControl. The user can then create a waypoint in QGroundControl and drive to it.

The Cerulean Companion is an open-source program, which allows customers with Python knowledge to customize/add functionality to match their requirements.

The following link ( https://ceruleansonar.github.io/Cerulean-Companion/) provides the steps to getting the ROVL to work with QGroundControl. These instructions currently support the ROVL Rx on the topside connected to a laptop and the ROVL Tx on the ROV. 

If the requirement is to plug the Rx into the ROV and have it forwarded up to a topside computer, the following can be used in Linux:

We have not yet tested an alternative similar to our Linux option under Windows, but it’s probably possible with Windows Subsystem for Linux Installation Guide for Windows 10.