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Has anyone made a Lightware SF10/A laser altimeter driver?

asked 2014-10-07 07:54:54 -0600

stevenwaslander gravatar image

updated 2014-10-07 07:57:19 -0600

gvdhoorn gravatar image

It comes with a USB interface and terminal program in Windows is available. I believe there is just one message at up to 32 Hz.

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answered 2015-03-04 11:22:44 -0600

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updated 2015-03-04 13:59:56 -0600

We now have a basic one available (using cereal). Let us know if you are interested. The sensor works very nicely.

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Do you have the code in a repository somewhere?

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2015-03-04 13:09:28 -0600 )edit
stevenwaslander gravatar imagestevenwaslander ( 2015-03-04 13:59:17 -0600 )edit

Nice. Thanks. Is the cereal pkg you included in any way different from the standard one?

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2015-03-04 14:20:49 -0600 )edit

Hi, the cereal package is used to read out the messages from the /dev/ttyUSB0 device. This is a catkinized version. I believe the one on wiki.ros.org is not. cheers Timo

Timo gravatar imageTimo ( 2015-03-04 16:16:45 -0600 )edit

Right, indeed. According to rosindex/cereal_port there are indeed no registered catkin versions. Perhaps you would be interested in releasing the one you migrated?

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2015-03-05 02:14:58 -0600 )edit

One of the authors (Gonçalo Cabrita) of cereal apparently has a catkinized version on his github account.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2015-03-05 02:16:39 -0600 )edit

Thanks, have moved our catkinized version to a separate repo, likely very similar. https://github.com/stevenwaslander/ce...

stevenwaslander gravatar imagestevenwaslander ( 2015-03-05 16:56:46 -0600 )edit

Will the same for SF-40/C. Asked here http://answers.ros.org/question/22636...

ratneshmadaan gravatar imageratneshmadaan ( 2016-02-11 14:41:22 -0600 )edit
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answered 2017-04-21 10:06:28 -0600

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We found the Node mentioned above, after we build our own for the LigthWare SF series: https://bitbucket.org/auengagroactu_s... Main difference is that we are using another way to do the serial interface.

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