COMPUTER SUPPORTED REMOTE CONTROLLED
, Levent ÇET
, Aytaç GÖREN
Dokuz Eylül University - Faculty of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering,
35 100 - Bornova,
YE, Phone Int. +90 232 38831 38, Fax Int. +90 232 388 78 68,
This paper represents the implement-
tation and application of the remote path
control of a
mobile vehicle, which is developed
for various purposes.
The mobile vehicle
which can be guided by a DGPS-System carries
a camera on it and is furthermore equipped with
an embedded "Slave PC"-104 micro controller.
This micro controller is supported with an I/O
Port. Besides a transmitter is mounted to the
vehicle which sends continuos analog picture
data to a stationary receiver. The motion and
position of the vehicle can be controlled by
Wireless Modem (WM) from a stationary"
Master PC “, which also receives picture data
from the camera through a receiver.
orientation and motion of mobile vehicle are
executed through DC Motors.
A two direction serial data communication
between the master and mobile PC, is provided
via Radio-Modems through RS-232.Transmitted
continuos analog picture data from camera can
be used to give information about the
surrounding area, as well as for the objects to be
hold. The built up system in all is considered as
a prototype to use in hazardous conditions or
areas, such as nuclear plants, mined fields,
slandered zones, where human safety is of great
DGPS, Control, RF, Camera, Robot,
Vehicle, and Tracking.
The direct uses of human beings in some hazardous
conditions or areas are restricted because of safety
and to avoid all kinds of danger. To operate in
these circumstances the application of remote
controlled systems are inevitable. (Dimirovski, G et
These systems can be considered as operating
manipulators and data transmission, as well as
control systems. Using computers with appropriate
“soft” as well as “hardware”, a two directional
remote data, besides picture transfer and complex
control actions can be realised.
In the following a built-up robot vehicle and data
transition system is introduced. The vehicle, which
carries a manipulator with a mounted surface
camera on it, is also implemented with a PC104
computer kit and I/O port. A digital RF-modem
provides for two directional serial data transfer and
a transmitter sends analog pictures from vehicle to
the stationary PC or a TV screen.
The motion and orientation of the vehicle and
camera are provided via DC motors, which are
remote controlled through the stationary PC over
radio-modems using serial communication (RS-
232) A PWM controlled power- box is used to
drive the DC motors of the system via parallel I/O