Connecting to an External Odometer¶
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External odometer signals provide a way for the system to acquire knowledge of the system velocity and heading relative to the vehicle-frame. This page serves as a placeholder for the description of the connection to the odometer. In addition to connecting to the odometer, the unit needs to know what format the input signal will be and what the message will be.
To connect the system to a non CAN-based, external odometer, the first step is to connect the signal lines to the appropriate pins for the device being used:
The second step in connecting to an odometer is to configure the firmware to use the signals. An ideal place to perform this task is during initialization of the user-generated algorithm, commonly executed in dataProcessingAndPresentation.c.