Measuring distance between two beacons

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Measuring distance between two beacons

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We have the SuperBeacon set

When setting two beacons up and pointing them at each other, the distance in the map is a consistent several centimeters off (5-6). I'm confirming the actual distance with a laser.

Also - there are times when, prior to freezing the map - two beacons report different distances to each other (but the box in the distance matrix isn't red). For example :

Beacon 1 from 1->2 -- 100cm
Beacon 2 from 2->1 -- 105cm

Suggestions?

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Re: Measuring distance between two beacons

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edrtk wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:24 am
We have the SuperBeacon set

When setting two beacons up and pointing them at each other, the distance in the map is a consistent several centimeters off (5-6). I'm confirming the actual distance with a laser.

Also - there are times when, prior to freezing the map - two beacons report different distances to each other (but the box in the distance matrix isn't red). For example :

Beacon 1 from 1->2 -- 100cm
Beacon 2 from 2->1 -- 105cm

Suggestions?

Super-Beacons do a lot of calculations in order to figure out the distance. But the big question: the distance between what and what. And the answer will also depend how exactly the beacons are placed - face to face RX4 to RX4, for example or side by side, etc.

100/105cm could be an OK estimate. The beacons check each other. However, whether it is really OK or not OK depends on relative placement, settings, environment, around, etc.

Please, read more on the subject: https://marvelmind.com/how_to_increase_ ... ng_system/.

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