Real-time embedded sensor and wireless technology for next generation mobile machine control devices
The intern will be working on enabling real-time navigation products for machine control applications. The real-time aspect of the project will help improve guidance and control systems for applications such as autonomous steering of precision agriculture tractors and combines. The intern will work to reduce the latencies of the navigation solution to the guidance actuation system. TPI is working with a machine control customer that will use this technology for autonomous steering control of machinery in North America, Europe and Russia. TPI is currently supplying a solution that has a latency of 1-2 seconds, which is not sufficient for applications that suffer high dynamics, such as turns, bumps or roll undulations. This work would enable a next generation of TPI products for machine control applications that use off-the-shelf components and require low-latency corrections (0.01 seconds) for their navigation control systems.