I am looking at a possible implementation of an autonomous quadcopter using an onboard Beagleboard xm(with ROS). THe MAVlink can be used as the primary protocol here via a USB connection b/w the beagle and APM2.6.
I do understand that, this renders a radio link useless due to the auto mux feature enabled.
Is it possible that i have 2 different UART links established? One USB to the beagle and one radio to MP on a PC parallely. There is a solder jumper available to do so.
Has anyone done something like this before? If yes, could you please provide me with a link to the same?
And suppose, i DO cut the auto mux jumper, and decide to use 2 different UART links as mentioned above, will the USB work on the PC?
P.S : New to this community and i love it. :D