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August 19-21 - Co-Located Events
August 21-23 - Conference
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - San Diego, CA
More information for Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2019
Thursday, August 22 • 2:10pm - 3:35pm
Sensors and PWM Control from Linux - Michael Anderson, The PTR Group, LLC

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A major part of any autonomous or teleoperated vehicles are sensors and interface mechanisms used to provide positive control of the vehicle. Issues such as jitter, latency and even the interfaces themselves can pose challenges for both hobbyist and professional alike. In this tutorial, we will outline the nature of many of the important sensor systems and what they are used for in autonomous control. We will address typical sensor systems such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, inertial measurement units (IMUs), range finders such as ultrasonic, infrared and LASER-based and some of the newer approaches for camera based vision systems. We will also present techniques for ensuring rock-solid PWM control using both on-board mechanisms like the TI programmable real-time units and offboard microcontrollers such as Arduinos and other ARM Cortex-M class devices. These approaches will be demonstrated live during the session as well build a vehicle during the session.

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Michael Anderson

Director of Technology, The PTR Group, LLC
Mike Anderson is currently the Director of Technology for the PTR Group, LLC. With over 40 years of experience in the embedded and computing industry, Mike continues to play and active role in development and problem resolution for a broad spectrum of companies. As a regular speaker... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2019 2:10pm - 3:35pm
Indigo BF
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