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02 - VIPS Site Configuration Site

The first page the user is presented with is the Site tab VIPS Site Config Site Icon.png. Here you can configure how the Rover is expected to operate and also change the Radio Settings.

Note: The radio settings are for Racelogic development purposes only.
 

VIPS Site Config Site.png

Site Settings

Identifier

There may be multiple VIPS operating within the same test ground and so to ensure the rover only uses the signals coming from the intended test site, a site identifier needs to be entered. This identifier will need to match the site identifier of the beacons that will be used.

For temporary installations, this identifier should be set to 0. For permanent installations a non-zero number should be used.

Origin

For indoor/outdoor use, it is important that the origin of the VIPS matches a global coordinate system to ensure there is a smooth transition between GNSS and VIPS position.

The enter value of the origin should be a georeferenced location that is the 0,0 point from which all VIPS beacon measurements are taken from.

Rotation Angle

As well as a georeferenced origin, it is also important that the VIPS x/y measurements are rotated correctly into a ‘North up’ frame.

The entered value in the rotation angle should be the bearing of the track direction, in degrees from North.

For indoor use only, the rotation angle should be set to 0.

Indoor or Indoor/Outdoor

Choose whether the expected use will be indoors only, or indoors and outdoors.

VB3i or Stand alone

Although VIPS can be connected to a VB3i, there is also the option to use the system without a VBOX, called ‘stand alone’.

When in stand alone mode, the VIPS will generate a 100 Hz PPS output that other equipment may use for synchronisation. When in VB3i mode, this pin becomes an input and should be connected to the PPS from the VBOX.

Radio Settings

It is possible to change the radio channel frequency between 3993.6 MHz (default) and 6489.6 MHz. If 3993.6 MHz is selected, the Tx power level will be set to 17 dB, if 6489.6 MHz is chosen, the Tx power level will be set to 15 dB.

Advanced radio settings are also available by selecting the dropdown menu, however these settings should only be changed under the guidance of Racelogic Support.

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