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Open-source robotics and process control cookbook: designing and building robust, dependable real-time systems By Lewin Edwards PDF

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Title: Open-source robotics and process control cookbook: designing and building robust, dependable real-time systems

Author:  Lewin Edwards

Size: 3 MB

Format: PDF

Year: 2005

Pages:  255

Language: English

Country:  USA


Book Contents:

About the Author  
What’s on the CD-ROM?
Chapter 1: Introduction 

11 History of this Book and What You’ll Get From Reading It 
12 Target Readership and Required Skills and Tools 
13 Conventions Used in the Text 

Chapter 2: Microcontrollers, Single-Board Computers and Development Tools 

21 The Division of Labor 
22 Candidate Microcontrollers for ‘Hard’ Tasks 
23 The Atmel AVR and its Development Hardware Up Close 
24 Candidate x86-based SBCs for ‘Soft’ Tasks 
25 The Advantech PCM-5820 Single-Board Computer Up Close 
26 Selecting an Inter-Module Communications Protocol 

Chapter 3: Some Example Sensor, Actuator and Control Applications and Circuits (Hard Tasks) 

31 Introduction 
32 E2BUS PC-Host Interface 
33 Host-to-Module Communications Protocol 
34 Stepper Motor Controller 
35 Speed-Controlled DC Motor with Tach Feedback and Thermal Cutoff 
36 Two-Axis Attitude Sensor using MEMS Accelerometer 
37 RS-422—Compatible Indicator Panel 

Chapter 4: The Linux-Based Controller (A Soft Task) 

41 A Brief Introduction to Embedding Linux on PC Hardware 
42 Configuring the Development System and Creating Our Custom Kernel 
43 The Linux Boot Process—Creating a Bootable CompactFlash Card 
44 Creating a Root Filesystem for our Embedded System 
45 Creating a Bootable Linux System-Restore CD-ROM Disc 
46 Using the Parallel Port as a General-Purpose I/O Interface in Linux 
47 Implementing Graphical Control Interfaces 
48 Infra-Red Remote Control in Linux Using LIRC 
49 Introduction to Machine Vision Using Video4Linux 
410 Customizing Your BIOS—The Structure of a Modern BIOS 

Chapter 5: Encryption and Data Security Primer 

51 Introduction 
52 Classes of Algorithm 
53 Protecting One-Way Control Data Streams 
54 Protecting One-Way Telemetry 
55 Protecting Bidirectional Control/Data Streams 
56 Protecting Logged Data 
57 Where to Obtain Encryption Algorithms 

Chapter 6: Expecting the Unexpected 

61 Introduction 
62 Dangerous Exception Conditions and Recovering From Them 
63 On-Chip vs Off-Chip Watchdog Hardware 
64 Good Power-On Reset Practices 
65 A Few Additional Considerations for Battery-Powered Applications 

Chapter 7: Contents of the Enclosed CD-ROM 

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