ir sensor processing

August 30, 2009 - 7:02 pm 1 Comment

Rob’s IR sensor filter has been completed and integrated into the vehicle. Lab tests show excellent results, and we are very excited to try it next time we go to the beach. Below is an example of data collected from our last beach test. As you can see there is a lot of noise attributed to both the cutters passing under the sensors and just general noise of the sensors.  Hopefully next time we excavate we will have a very clear idea of how much material is contained in the vehicle’s collection box.

ir_sensor_filter

One Response to “ir sensor processing”

  1. Paul Ventimiglia Says:

    I think we are just going to stick another webcam looking down into our hopper. I had no fun with IR sensor noise last year. We had over 20 on the robot, instead of your LIDAR for example, and it sucked. They all needed different averaging, and throwing out of extreme values. No matter how much we would average, when a spike gets through the data was very screwed up.

    We have been putting up our webcam by the way, it is actually up now too.