The GPS module is a GOcontroll Moduline II compatible expansion card to add GPS functionality to your modular controller. Because the use of an external antenna, the antenna location can be chosen for the best signal strength. Beside a C library, the module can also be configured with an available Matlab Simulink function block1.
Localisation of the controller
Combine control information with location (agri culture)
GPS Speed calculation
Geographical time synchronization
Module retrieves longitude, latitude and altitude for positioning
10 Hz update frequency
GPS/QZSS, GLONASS, BeiDou positioning systems
-167 dBm sensitivity
Local processing of GPS input
Communication with processor board
GPS receiver chip
Pinout controller connector
The GPS module does not use any pin of the controller connector. When using a GPS module for you application, an extra antenna connection will be added to the aluminium housing.
Model based software development
The GOcontroll Moduline II controller can be programmed with Matlab Simulink. By easily drag and drop function blocks into your Simulink model, no knowledge about any programming language is needed to build a control system. Inside the model, you can use a function block that is designed for the GPS module. This function block enables you to configure the GPS module according to you demands using a graphic interface. The explanation of each configuration can be found inside the function block.
Signal comming from the module and can be used in your model
The module connector on the processorboard where the module is connected to.
Module article number
By double clicking the function block, the mask will open. Here you can configure your GPS module according your demands
The sample time determines the function block execution frequency. -1 is deafult and doesn't have to be changed
Select the module connector on the processor board on which the module is plugged in to
Check if you want the date in your project
Check if time is needed in a project (synchronization)
For positioning and tracking, check this checkbox
In case of speed calculation you can check the GPS speed option
Apply the configuration of the module
Standard information that comes from the GPS module is the GPS fix status, the number of satellites in view and the number of satellites in use. This onformation can be used to check the reliability of the GPS signal.
3 output ports are added to the function block; year, month and day
4 output ports are added to the function block; hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds
3 output ports are added to the function block; longitude, latitude and altitude
The speed option only adds 1 output to the function block.
1 The function blocks are designed on top of the available, open source blockset of HAN Automotive Research. More information and downloads can be found on: www.openMBD.com