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This repo creates an interface from dwm1001 dev-board into ROS enviroment

In order to get the dwm1001 dev-board working with ROS, we first need to create an RTLS network between the tag and anchors. This package at the moment supports 4 anchors and 1 tag, however I'm looking to make it more dynamic. Feel free to open any issue.


  1. Follow the steps in this pdf (https://www.decawave.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/mdek1001_quick_start_guide.pdf) in order to create an RTLS network, you will need an android phone or tablet.

  2. Once you have created RTLS network make sure that it works on the app from the grid view.
  3. Download this package
  4. Clone this package into your workspace in src folder ~/catkin_ws/src/
  5. Plug the usb of the tag in your laptop
  6. Check the name of the usb( in my case is /dev/ttyACM0)
    1. You can change of the usb in the launch file or in the file dwm1001_main.py

Launch the package

You can use rosrun to launch the package or roslaunch, It will ask you to enter your password since it requires permission to enter the usb. Once you launch the package it will get all the informations about the network (tag and anchors) into topics. For example you will see /dwm1001/anchor0 /dwwm1001/anchor1, /dwwm1001/anchor2, /dwwm1001/anchor3 and /dwm1001/tag.

Report a Bug

Use GitHub to report bugs or submit feature requests. [View active issues]

2024-07-20 13:23