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Novatel GPS Smart6 with ROS

asked 2016-11-24 08:20:01 -0500

Marcus Barnet gravatar image

updated 2016-11-24 08:20:52 -0500

Hi to all,

I have a novatel GPS system composed by a Smart6 base station and a rover station capable to provide sub-inch accuracy. I would like to mount the rover station on my wheeled robot and record GPS data in order to use these data for navsat_odometry and robot_localization.

What I need to do in order to read and record data coming from my smart6 rover station? The novatel_span_driver is the only packet I need to read data from my novatel device? It describes a connection on the ethernet port, but the smart6 device only provides a serial interface.

Can you help me, please?

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answered 2017-09-14 16:16:46 -0500

I realize this question is pretty old, but in case you're still working on it or somebody else finds this, you might try novatel_gps_driver, which I just recently released. I haven't tested it specifically with a Smart6, but it looks like it should use the same command set as the OEM6 device family, so I expect it will work.

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