The Navigation Controller HG G-73650 is used for the track guidance of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) along virtual tracks. It has the following tasks:
- Determination of the current position via transponder, GPS or external systems.
- Reconstruction of the route to be driven (by means of segment files).
- Track guidance (navigating the vehicle along the track).
Position Determination with Sensor Fusion
The position determination is carried out by an internal sensor fusion of transponders and/or GPS and an odometry. Alternatively the position can be provided externally (e.g. Laser Scanner HG G-43600). The odometry can be improved by using the Gyro HG G-84300.
The sensor fusion calculates the position and the heading of the vehicle. It then provides the Navigation Controller a data set with the following content (the so-called Pose):
X-Position / Y-Position / Speed / Vehicle direction