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GPS

The SODAQ ONE has a GPS module onboard, you can choose any GPS antenna.

GPS Fix Time

The following sketch is trying to get a fix with different delays, in this case you can determine how long a fix will take with the different delays with your antenna.

The initial GPS fix time is always longer, the GPS must update its almanac and ephemeris data and then store it in memory. The result is that the next fix will take less time. Depending on the sleeptime, and the last known location is will only update the nessecary information to be able to give back a valid position.

Sketch

#include <Arduino.h>
#include <Sodaq_UBlox_GPS.h>

#define MySerial        SERIAL_PORT_MONITOR
#define ARRAY_DIM(arr)  (sizeof(arr) / sizeof(arr[0]))

// List of interval values to be used in loop()
// to measure how long it takes to get a fix.
uint32_t intervals[] = {

        // Do a few tests with 1 minute delay
        1UL * 60 * 1000,
        1UL * 60 * 1000,
        1UL * 60 * 1000,

        // Try a few longer delays
        2UL * 60 * 1000,
        2UL * 60 * 1000,
        5UL * 60 * 1000,
        5UL * 60 * 1000,

        // Slowly increase the delays
        15UL * 60 * 1000,
        30UL * 60 * 1000,
        1UL * 60 * 60 * 1000,
        3UL * 60 * 60 * 1000,
        4UL * 60 * 60 * 1000,
        8UL * 60 * 60 * 1000,
};
size_t interval_ix = 0;

void find_fix(uint32_t delay_until);
void do_flash_led(int pin);

void setup()
{
    delay(3000);
    while (!SerialUSB) {
        // Wait for USB to connect
    }

    MySerial.begin(57600);

    digitalWrite(LED_RED, HIGH);
    pinMode(LED_RED, OUTPUT);
    digitalWrite(LED_GREEN, HIGH);
    pinMode(LED_GREEN, OUTPUT);
    digitalWrite(LED_BLUE, HIGH);
    pinMode(LED_BLUE, OUTPUT);

    do_flash_led(LED_RED);
    do_flash_led(LED_GREEN);
    do_flash_led(LED_BLUE);

    MySerial.println("SODAQ LoRaONE test_gps is starting ...");

    sodaq_gps.init(GPS_ENABLE);

    // This is for debugging to see more details, more messages
    // Use this in combination with setDiag()
    //sodaq_gps.setMinNumOfLines(10);

    // Uncomment the next line if you want to see the incoming $GPxxx messages
    //sodaq_gps.setDiag(MySerial);

    // First time finding a fix
    find_fix(0);
}

void loop()
{
    uint32_t wait_ms = intervals[interval_ix];
    if (++interval_ix > ARRAY_DIM(intervals)) {
        interval_ix = 0;
    }
    find_fix(wait_ms);
}

/*!
 * Find a GPS fix, but first wait a while
 */
void find_fix(uint32_t delay_until)
{
    MySerial.println(String("delay ... ") + delay_until + String("ms"));
    delay(delay_until);

    uint32_t start = millis();
    uint32_t timeout = 900L * 1000;
    MySerial.println(String("waiting for fix ..., timeout=") + timeout + String("ms"));
    if (sodaq_gps.scan(false, timeout)) {
        MySerial.println(String(" time to find fix: ") + (millis() - start) + String("ms"));
        MySerial.println(String(" datetime = ") + sodaq_gps.getDateTimeString());
        MySerial.println(String(" lat = ") + String(sodaq_gps.getLat(), 7));
        MySerial.println(String(" lon = ") + String(sodaq_gps.getLon(), 7));
        MySerial.println(String(" num sats = ") + String(sodaq_gps.getNumberOfSatellites()));
    } else {
        MySerial.println("No Fix");
    }
}

void do_flash_led(int pin)
{
    for (size_t i = 0; i < 2; ++i) {
        delay(100);
        digitalWrite(pin, LOW);
        delay(100);
        digitalWrite(pin, HIGH);
    }
}

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