Island, Nunavut, Canada
Testing started: 11:15 am
Testing finished: 11:40 am
- Set up GPS on robot.
- Network CMU operations tent.
- Teleoperate robot with Operator Interface.
- Verify robot GPS functionality.
- Ethernet bridges connected again, connected from base camp
Started up Vehicle Controller and Operator Interface. Remotely
robot (with supervision on site), driving several arcs.
- Started up GPS processes on robot, although with antenna on
we saw some jamming.
- Steering axle angel seemed stable, with variations of less
than 1 deg.
- Bus voltages on back panel matches that in Operator Interface.
- Internal robot temperature was 13 C at the end of these tests.
- Something strange happened with the time daemons set up on
grex laptops, causing clocks to be set ahead several months.
interruptions during robot operation (obviously dangerous).
- Fix time problem, allow laptops and sunsync to be synchronized.
Testing started: 1:00 pm
Testing finished: 5:00 pm
- Mount stereo cameras, test calibration.
- Measure laser angle, update configuration.
- Calibrate steering potentiometer.
- Mount solar panels, test battery system.
- Mounted solar panels, videotaped the process. The panels seemed
work perfectly on this sunny day, with bus voltages above 27
- Measured laser mount angle, added to code and tested it. Laser
to work as it did in Pittsburgh, although more thorough testing
- Mounted stereo cameras and panoramic camera, although more
required to verify stereo calibration settings.
- Steering pot calibrated. Robot seems to drive correctly with
these new settings.
- Set laptops to CDT time zone, still must do so for sunsync.
- Although we did not log data for too long, the GPS seemed
reliably with the higher antenna mount.
- We failed to log solar power data today due to testing the
other components. We need to make sure this doesn't happen again.
- Check stereo calibration on robot.
- Check laser in a field of rocks near the air strip.
Reported by Mike Wagner