RemoteControl7 User’s Manual : Software For Implementing Remote Control Systems

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum; no. LM-2009-06
SubjectRemote control; autopilot; Kalman filter; PIC microcontroller
AbstractThis manual describes the software program “RemoteControl7,” which is a major component used to implement remote control systems. RemoteControl7 is a software application program running on a Personal Computer (PC) that implements an ergonomic operator console. It provides both a zigzag and a course keeping autopilot that features optional Kalman filtering. RemoteControl7 accepts operator commands from a joystick (or joysticks), mouse or keyboard, encapsulates each command in a digital packet, and transmits the packet via serial communications port to the model to be articulated. The PC’s serial communications port is normally connected to an off-the-shelf radio telemetry device such as a Bluetooth spread spectrum modem. The model, or other device to be controlled, is normally interfaced by embedding a remote command unit onboard the model, that receives and interprets the command signal. The remote command unit is a PIC microprocessor based device that is fabricated at IOT.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number18227301
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Record created2011-07-07
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