Aerospace

Aceinna Teams Up with IEEE for a Special Webinar for Developers of Drones, Robots and AGVs

30 October 2018

Aceinna and IEEE GlobalSpec are providing a special technical how-to webinar for developers of autonomous systems — more precisely, how to affordably and quickly develop guidance, localization and navigation systems for drones, autonomous cars, robots and industrial AGVs.

Autonomous systems require precise position and localization systems to operate reliably. Traditionally, the Source: AceinnaSource: Aceinnakey component to these systems has been satellite navigation (GPS/GNSS) and inertial navigation (IMU/INS) solutions. However, these technologies are expensive, difficult to use and difficult to customize.

In this presentation, Aceinna will set up and install an easy-to-use open-source tool for developing precise navigation and control functions. The presentation will include a tutorial using an online navigation simulator, set up of free coding tools using the Aceinna Visual Studio Code extension, algorithm development, debugging and data-logging analysis.

By the end of the presentation, attendees will be familiar with these free software tools and can start development of a custom navigation solution using the latest precision OpenIMU hardware from Aceinna.

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn how to cost-effectively develop highly accurate navigation, guidance and localization systems for autonomous vehicles.
  • Understand how to quickly simulate navigation system performance using sensor error models and an online tool
  • Set up and install OpenIMU tool chain
  • Code a custom GPS/INS algorithm using C-code and Aceinna's extensive open-source algorithm libraries
  • Download and debug a custom GPS/INS algorithm on an OpenIMU precision inertial measurement unit
  • Collect and analyze data from navigation hardware using free Python tools

The webinar will be led by Mike Horton, Chief Technology Officer at Aceinna. Mike oversees the development of Aceinna’s inertial and GNSS/INS-based navigation products. Prior to Aceinna, Mike Horton was the president and CEO of Crossbow Technology, a pioneer in MEMS inertial sensor technology for high-accuracy navigation. Mike has over 15 patents. In addition to English, Mike is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He is an active angel investor in Band of Angels and Sand Hill Angels.

To register for this highly informative webinar, please visit IEEE GlobalSpec.

To contact the author of this article, email engineering360editors@globalspec.com


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