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UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sulu Oct 6, 2016. 17 Replies

Hi Everyone.I have a .log file from a UBLOX Neo-6P which is logging the Raw RXM data to the Pixhawk log file at 1hz.The question I have now is what is the easiest way to convert this to a Rinex…Continue

Geo-tagging Images in Mission Planner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Oborne Mar 6, 2015. 4 Replies

Hi,I'm hoping someone can answer a couple of questions regarding the geo referencing function of mission planner. I have a fairly large dataset of some vertical imagery taken recently which I'm…Continue

Pixhawk Loiter and Guided modes don't seem to be working correctly

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justice Bentz Jun 25, 2015. 3 Replies

Hi,First post here so if this is in the incorrect place please let me know :)I'm flying a Skywalker X8 using the pixhawk autopilot and running mission planner as a GCS. Apart from the obvious…Continue

 

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Sulu left a comment for Ben Harris
"Hi Ben, I've requested your friendship because I would like to ask you some information about the M8N implement on post processing purposes. My problem is that, using the M8N as secondary GPS I have no obs file on output. Can you help me…"
Oct 11, 2016
Sulu replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
"Hi, I've tried without success to store raw data using an M8N (drotek) receiver but I can't output the obs file when creating GPX-KMZ. Is there someone who use the neo M8N and are able to output the OBS file? thank you, Marco."
Oct 6, 2016
Benjamin L replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
"Dear Michael,The navigation data for GPS satellites can always be downloaded from CDDIS. Instructions are available here: http://cddis.gsfc.nasa.gov/Data_and_Derived_Products/GNSS/broadcast_ephemeris_data.html#GPSdaily All the best,Ben"
Jul 7, 2016
Michael Tietze replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
"Hi Giang Le, thanks for the fast answer. I did already enable UBX in ucenter but do you log the .ubx with the pixhawk directly or do you have a companion computer? I mean logging the .ubx file directly with ucenter on the windows computer is…"
Mar 4, 2016
Jhabindra khanal replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
"Hello , Giang Le and every one.  I logged the data via u center and I got the rinex after convert raw logged. But I confused about integer ambiguity. Rinex files gives the numbers of cycles from receiver to satellites for example.123661948.306…"
Mar 1, 2016
Michael Tietze left a comment for Ben Harris
"Hey Ben and Darrel, i have kind of the same issues but i think you both are already doing way better than i do. I ve got the .obs data automatically created by MP but for postprocessing with rtklib I need the .nav data. How or where did you get…"
Feb 29, 2016
Giang Le replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
"Hi Michael, You have to use Ucenter to enable ubx protocol in Message table (Right Click on UBX then click to Enable). Then you could use RTKLIB 2.4.2 part 10/11 to extract *.ubx file to *.obs and *.nav file. Hope this could help you. p/s: from…"
Feb 29, 2016
Michael Tietze replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
"Hi there,  i have a problem. I was finally able to get the Rinex data out of the log as a .obs file. I am using the arducopter 3.3 and i configured my UBLOX Gps which is able to give out raw data via Ucenter. Now i wanted to postprocess the…"
Feb 29, 2016
Giang Le replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
"Hi Jhabindra khanal, Thanks for your reply. I could disable NMEA. However, there are no observation RINEX when I use RTKLIB to convert UBX to RINEX. Did you get the same problem ? I would like to take raw data to test our software. We need Rinex…"
Nov 9, 2015
Jhabindra khanal replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
"GIANG LEE, GO  to message view and just click right   to NMEA  and  you can find there is an option , enable or disable . if u disable the NMEA , on the bottom of the u -center 8.18 u can see only ubx protocle running not NMEA .…"
Nov 9, 2015
Giang Le replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
"Dear Jhabindra khanal, Thank you so much for your reply on my question. I got it. But how to disable NMEA message ? Could you take some guidance for me? Because I see on the protocol it changed b/w UBX and NMEA. Thank you very much. [F.Y.I] I use…"
Nov 8, 2015
Jhabindra khanal replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
" HI Giang le I used U- center 8.17. and for conf. setting i selected only GPS  and sent it to the device and i disabled the NMEA MESSAGE.  and enable the ubx child message .  but you have to make sure that the rate of recording…"
Nov 8, 2015
Giang Le replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
"Hi Jhabindra khanal, Did you get RAW data from satellite which are use EVK-M8T ? Please help me about the configuration on ublox EVK-M8T. Thanks very much. Best Regards, Giang Le"
Nov 8, 2015
Jhabindra khanal replied to Ben Harris's discussion UBLOX Neo-6P Logging Raw Data to Pixhawk - How to convert to Rinex
"Hello Thorsten, I have EVK-M8T. How to extract the raw data only for gps.?? I found there the data with multi -GNNS . but i need raw RAW data for GPS .. and which converter supports for UBX-RXM-RAWX to get rinex. i need to observe carrier phase for…"
Oct 21, 2015
Darrel Maddy left a comment for Ben Harris
"Dear Ben, Many thanks - it looks like you are well ahead of me at present. I will order an M8T and get it working in my fixed wing. Its good to know that someone has already managed the rinex conversion in Mission Planner but the accurate…"
Sep 30, 2015
Ben Harris left a comment for Ben Harris
"Hi Darrel, Thanks for your reply. The pixhawk logs the raw GNSS data including psuedo-range and carrier phase onto into the log file itself. You can view this in the .log file, alternatively Michael Oborne has added the rinex conversion…"
Sep 29, 2015

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At 1:53am on September 29, 2015, Darrel Maddy said…

Hi Ben,

Good to hear that you are using the M8T.  Can you tell me what is recorded by the pixhawk?  Does it log the full ubx information for reading in ucentre?

With my ground based differential system

(I use two of these https://www.optimalsystem.de/os.aspx?x=4116919&lg=en  )

I convert the ubx logs into rinex using rtklib (rtconv.exe). I then use the free (for L1 processing) Ashtech software:

http://ashgps.com/mirror/20130710/Land Survey/GNSS Solutions/software/3.80.8/index.html

I first correct the base to an IGS station (this gets me about 20cm accuracy for the datum) and then differentially correct the rover to the base (this has about 4cm accuracy).

My intention is to post-rocess the UAV M8T in the same way and then use the pixhawk logs to get the timestamp for each photo so that I can get a more accurate position. I have used the tagging in mission planner but with mixed results. I will need to explore other options once I have the correct log files.

Are you differentially processing now?

Cheers

Darrel

At 8:54pm on September 29, 2015, Ben Harris said…

Hi Darrel,

Thanks for your reply.

The pixhawk logs the raw GNSS data including psuedo-range and carrier phase onto into the log file itself. You can view this in the .log file, alternatively Michael Oborne has added the rinex conversion functionality to mission planner. If you load a dataflash log, and then generate a KML + GPX file, it will also generate a rinex 3.0 obs file provided the GPS has been logging the raw data.

I've then been running that against either CORS data, or a trimble 5700 base station in RTKlLIB for post processing. For previous flights I've simply been loading the 3DR log into Pix4d, as it accepts it, and letting it geotag the imagery, and using GCP's to clean it up. I would like to use two M8T's which I have, one as the base and log it's data as UBX, and then convert that in RTKLIB.

That's where I'm currently at a standstill. I have to figure out how to re-correct the photo centers based on the corrected DGPS data. I've been logging the rover data at 1hz, with flying speeds of 17 metres per second in no wind. I'm guessing I'm going to have to use some kind of batch file that interpolates the photo position based on flying speed, direction and acceleration. I know this gets done for full size aircraft travelling at 80m/s logging at 1hz, so I know it's possible. Alternatively I'm not sure if there is currently software available that already has this function.

I have to do some more testing on the M8T, but I was getting a lot of loss of lock indications from the 7P which I was using originally.

At 3:38am on September 30, 2015, Darrel Maddy said…

Dear Ben,

Many thanks - it looks like you are well ahead of me at present. I will order an M8T and get it working in my fixed wing. Its good to know that someone has already managed the rinex conversion in Mission Planner but the accurate tagging of images will be the issue.  I am currently using Photoscan Pro (I use a GPS camera in the drone) and GCPs  but sometimes the point clouds are, well let us say, a little unexpected. I am hoping better camera positioning will improve the outcomes.

If you find a cool solution to the image tagging please let me know. I'll keep you posted on my developments but this may take me some time!

Best wishes

Darrel

At 3:33am on February 29, 2016, Michael Tietze said…

Hey Ben and Darrel,

i have kind of the same issues but i think you both are already doing way better than i do.

I ve got the .obs data automatically created by MP but for postprocessing with rtklib I need the .nav data.

How or where did you get this data from?? 

The image tagging is a big pain in the ass for me aswell....did you find already a better way?

Cheers Michael

At 2:47am on October 11, 2016, Sulu said…

Hi Ben,

I've requested your friendship because I would like to ask you some information about the M8N implement on post processing purposes. My problem is that, using the M8N as secondary GPS I have no obs file on output.

Can you help me please?

tahnk you,

Marco.

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