Any ideas, thoughts, progress regarding OSD (On Screen Display), HUD (Heads Up Display) & the GUI (Graphical User Interface)
I've been looking into the various other ROV DIY/DIT/homebuilt projects along with those relating to RC models. There appears to be some very good systems out there.
For ‘Professional’ video of the ROV’s excursion, clients don’t generally need to know the status of the ROV’s systems, only the ROV pilot, therefore, any video capture from the ROV should only really need the ROV’s orientation underwater.
To kick off the discussion, here's what I think (at the moment) would be needed on the OSD
- Compass Heading
- ROV run time
The ROV’s diagnostic data is mainly for the ROV pilot, these could be displayed on the GUI.
As a point of note, on our systems, we have a small 3D model representation of the ROV on the GUI that rotates and mimics the actual ROV in pitch, roll & heading (ROV facing away from the pilot indicates North).
GUI elements could consist of
- Internal temp
- Moisture/water ingress alarm
- Various on board Electronic diagnostic readouts
Any other thoughts?