[Tinyos-help] re: GPS module of MTS420 not working

Nikhil Singhal nikhil.singhal at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 21:16:26 PST 2008


Is the MoteWorks SDK using TinyOS as a base? Also, has anyone else got the
MTS420CC GPS mote (with the ublox chip) working with TinyOS?

On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 11:48 AM, Giri Baleri <mbaleri at xbow.com> wrote:

>  This patch was written/tested on MoteWorks SDK. I don't know if it would
> work seamlessly in any version of TinyOS.
>
> Giri
>
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* Nikhil Singhal [mailto:nikhil.singhal at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Friday, February 15, 2008 8:55 PM
> *To:* Giri Baleri
> *Cc:* tinyos-help at millennium.berkeley.edu; Siirtola Harri
>
> *Subject:* Re: [Tinyos-help] re: GPS module of MTS420 not working
>
> Thanks! I do have the new MTS420CC board. I downloaded the drivers from
> the link you sent. I have a question though: Do I need to load the
> /opt/tinyos-1.x/contrib/xbow/apps/XSensorMTS400 app or the /opt/tinyos-1.x/contrib/xbow/apps/xmesh/XMTS420CC
> app? I get a ton of compile errors when I try to compile the xmesh one, and
> the XSensor one still doesn't give me GPS data when I use XListen. I did
> change the SENSORBOARD variable in the XSensor makefile to  mts420cc. Is it
> possible that I'm using an  old version of  TinyOS, or am I doing something
> incorrectly? This is the output I get:
>
> [2008/02/15 23:35:46]
> MTS420 [sensor data converted to engineering units]:
>    health:       node id = 2
>    battery:              = 3278 mv
>    humidity:             = 28 %
>    Temperature:          = 26 degC
>    IntersemaTemperature: = -78 degC
>    IntersemaPressure:    = -402 mbar
>    Light:                = 0.192361 lux
>    X-axis Accel:         = 533.333333 mg
>    Y-axis Accel:         = 96.446701 mg
>
> [2008/02/15 23:36:06]
> MTS420 [sensor data converted to engineering units]:
>    health:       node id = 2
>    battery:              = 3278 mv
>    humidity:             = 28 %
>    Temperature:          = 26 degC
>    IntersemaTemperature: = -78 degC
>    IntersemaPressure:    = -402 mbar
>    Light:                = 0.486144 lux
>    X-axis Accel:         = 533.333333 mg
>    Y-axis Accel:         = 101.522843 mg
>
> Thanks for all the help!
>
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Giri Baleri <mbaleri at xbow.com> wrote:
>
> >  Do you know if you are using MTS420CA/CB or MTS420CC? The latter has a
> > uBlox GPS receiver and requires newer GPS drivers. These are available in
> > MoteWorks and an update has been posted to our knowledgebase.
> >
> > http://www.xbow.com/Support/wobjectDetail.aspx?id=50160000000KuHhAAK&type=Solution&page=0
> >
> > If you try to use older GPS drivers with the new MTS420CC, you might
> > not get GPS data.
> >
> > If you believe that you have the older board and are using compatible
> > older drivers, please check your GPS antenna connections and make sure that
> > it is placed outdoors with optimal sky visibility.
> >
> > I hope that helps,
> > Giri
> >
> >  ------------------------------
> >  *From:* tinyos-help-bounces at millennium.berkeley.edu [mailto:
> > tinyos-help-bounces at millennium.berkeley.edu] *On Behalf Of *Nikhil
> > Singhal
> > *Sent:* Friday, February 15, 2008 3:04 AM
> > *To:* Siirtola Harri
> > *Cc:* tinyos-help at millennium.berkeley.edu
> > *Subject:* Re: [Tinyos-help] re: GPS module of MTS420 not working
> >
> >   It seems like I am getting all the MTS400 data, and that there should
> > be a separate packet with the GPS data which, if is 0x0a packet is the
> > heartbeat, never arrives.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 5:43 AM, Siirtola Harri <Harri.Siirtola at vtt.fi>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >  IIRC, the 0x0a packet is the heartbeat (health) packet that motes
> > > send indicating they're alive. Might be that XListen won't parse it but it's
> > > not the source of your problem. The parsed packet also looks odd,
> > > considering there should be some GPS info. Although it reads MTS420, is the
> > > MTS400 app sending all required data?
> > >
> > > Sorry, haven't used MTS420 but wrote just to give something to think
> > > about.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > >     Harri
> > >
> > >  ------------------------------
> > > *From:* tinyos-help-bounces at millennium.berkeley.edu [mailto:
> > > tinyos-help-bounces at millennium.berkeley.edu] *On Behalf Of *Nikhil
> > > Singhal
> > > *Sent:* Friday, February 15, 2008 11:38 AM
> > > *To:* tinyos-help at millennium.berkeley.edu
> > > *Subject:* [Tinyos-help] re: GPS module of MTS420 not working
> > >
> > >   Hi all
> > >
> > > In my previous message, I had mentioned that I was using XListen with
> > > a CrossBow MTS420 mote and wasn't getting any output on the screen. As it
> > > turns out, my sensor board was faulty. I'm using another one now, and I get
> > > readings from all the other sensors, but nothing from the GPS. I have
> > > installed the XSensorMTS400 app on the board, and am using TinyOS 1.x.
> > > This is the output I get:
> > >
> > > [2008/02/15 04:31:31]
> > > error: no packet handler for tos type 0x0a
> > > [2008/02/15 04:31:31]
> > > MTS420 [sensor data converted to engineering units]:
> > >    health:       node id = 2
> > >    battery:              = 3278 mv
> > >    humidity:             = 28 %
> > >    Temperature:          = 25 degC
> > >    IntersemaTemperature: = 24 degC
> > >    IntersemaPressure:    = 1011 mbar
> > >    Light:                = 4.600000 lux
> > >    X-axis Accel:         = 616.666667 mg
> > >    Y-axis Accel:         = 116.751269 mg
> > >
> > > I'm guessing that the line "error: no packet handler for tos type
> > > 0x0a" might be the problem, but I have no idea how to fix it. Any help would
> > > be highly appreciated!
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> > > --
> > > Nikhil Singhal
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Nikhil
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Nikhil
>



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Nikhil
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