I have recently purchased 5 RS2 units for use on an overwater geophysics research project. One unit will act as a base station and the other 4 as rovers that will be attached to a sensor “streamer” being towed behind a boat along a river. The streamer will extend approximately 500-600 feet behind the boat and the 4 RS2s will be used to collect position data at those locations on the streamer so that we can know where are sensors are during the survey. Basically we need to resolve the “shape” of the sensor line during the surveys so that we can position the sensors that are spaced along the streamer…thus the RS2s.
I welcome any and all advice/recommendations dos/don’ts etc that the community feels will make my life easier on the data collection / processing side.
Some initial questions I have:
Will we have any issues with sending the RTK corrections over the radios as long as we are within ~8km of the base station? The river we are working on has relatively high terraces /canyon walls on either side occasionally, but the base station will be positioned at a local topographic highspot.
Has anyone used a similar setup (i.e. 1 base with 4 rovers)…any issues I should know?
Any recommendations on waterproof housings or floatation devices for attaching the rovers to our streamer cable?
Any recommendations on a datalogger?
Thanks in advance!