CiA® 462: CANopen device profile for item detection devices

The profile specifies the CANopen interface for devices that identify existence, dimension, orientation or movement of items in their environment e.g. optical camera (2D or 3D) or laser device. Implementing the profile, the item detection device manufacturer may supply diverse application fields using the same electronic CANopen interface implementation and just adapting the required application functionality. A system designer may choose between CANopen devices from different manufacturers implementing the same profile-compliant functionality. For development, analysis, and maintenance of the devices, off-the-shelf CANopen tools may be used.

An item detection device collects environmental data of a physical effect such as light, radar, ultrasonic sound etc. It collects the data once, event-driven, time-based or stream-oriented. After processing the collected information fulfilled via defined algorithms and controlled by calibration, by ROI (region of interest) definition, and by configuration data etc., a list of detected real-world items is created and delivered for post-processing by an attached control unit.

The specified FSA (finite state automaton) defines the behavior of an item detection device as a host controller expects it. Each state of the FSA specifies an internal and external behavior of the item detection device. After the start, configuration, and activation, an error-free device supports triggered and/or cyclic measurement methods. The device type parameter (index 1000h) indicates which functions the device supports. These are the 2D-mode (front-side detection), the so-called 2,5D-mode (front-side detection including distance to the detected item), or the 3D-mode (box-mode with enabled depth detection). The tracking ability is characterized by identification and recognition of an item over time and through space. It is relevant for the prediction of future position of an item (e.g. in the air traffic, it predicts the arrival of certain aircrafts) and for calculation of the arrival time of an item at a certain place (e.g. used in navigation systems/route guidance systems). Further, the measurement method (triggered and/or cyclic) is indicated by the device type parameter.

Only TPDOs (transmit process data objects) are used to send out item data or sensor output data. RPDOs are used to receive runtime data. Calibration data is communicated via SDOs. The profile pre-defines two RPDOs providing the item detection device control word (RPDO 1) as well as the analog and digital sensor parameters (RPDO 2). It is possible to define the TPDOs completely manufacturer-specific or to use a pre-defined TPDO communication type 1 or 2 mapping. Type 1 supports the tracking of detected items and mandatorily provides the detected item position and the FSA state of the item detection device (TPDO 1), item velocity (TPDO 2), as well as the digital and analog sensor results (TPDO 3). Type 2 mapping comprises four TPDOs. It mandatorily provides the item position and the size of the detected items expressed via three vectors.

The defined application objects include the maximum number of supported items, item-ID, quality, and item estimation. Furthermore, the position, velocity, and acceleration values with matching quality values are specified. Also given is the duration in the region of interest (ROI, there the item detection device does its measurement) and the duration in the field of view. The attributes of a detected item are provided by the very same sub-index of the related objects. A reader of the item information assembles the information of the same sub-index and provides all attributes of a certain item via one object (string). Further objects specify the resolution of the data, analog/digital sensor results, and parameters, as well as the quality of the latter. The 16 specified ROIs are controlled/verified (enabled/disabled) via the ROI control/status word. Via the detection mode setting it is possible to choose between the box-detection and the front-side detection mode. Finally the control and status word of the item detection device as well as the storage type of the detected items are specified.

A profile-compliant device supports a bit-rate of 500 kbit/s (and optionally others) and emergency messages (see CiA 301). For dynamic bit-rate assignment, automatic bit-rate detection (see CiA 801) has to be supported. Dynamic node-ID assignment (if required) is done via LSS (see CiA 305).

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CiA 462 version 1.0.0CANopen profile for item detection devices
DescriptionThis profile specifies the CANopen interface for devices that identify existence, dimension, orientation, or movement of items in their environment (e.g. optical camera (2D or 3D), laser device). Often those devices are called vision sensors or object detection devices.
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CiA 801 version 1.1.1CANopen Automatic bit-rate detection
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