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Decoders, drivers, program libraries: Software integration solutions for the acquisition and evaluation of synchronous ADMA measurement data

The Offenburg-based engineering company GeneSys Elektronik specializes in the development and manufacture of high-precision sensor systems. These are mainly used in the automotive sector for vehicle dynamics and advanced driver assistance measurements.

With the Automotive Dynamic Motion Analyzer, ADMA for short, all motion states such as acceleration, velocity, position, angular rates, orientation- and sideslip angle of the vehicle can be acquired with high precision under motion. Numerous cooperations make software and hardware solutions – depending on the application – available to GeneSys customers. 

For the acquisition and evaluation of synchronous ADMA measurement data, customers can rely on numerous software solutions such as decoders, drivers, or program libraries. 


ADMA Decoder Vector CANape

Among other things, CANape acquires measurement data from many common high-resolution radar, video, and LIDAR sensor components such as IBEO HAD, Quanergy or Velodyne, and μEye cameras and other cameras that have a DirectX driver.

Thanks to the CANape Protocol Decoder ADMA 3.0 implemented by Vector, the GNSS-based inertial system from GeneSys can now also be used as a reference system, representing all high-precision inertial measurement units used specifically for ADAS development and autonomous driving.

All ADMA measurement data of several connected vehicles can be acquired via Ethernet interface and offset against each other – fully synchronized and in real-time.  


ROS driver

  • Sensor processing, evaluation, planning and control

ROS is an open-source project which is released under the BSD license and provides a modular framework for industrial robotics. The latest ADMA ROS driver can be downloaded directly from GitHub:

In the automotive industry, the functions are used for sensor processing, evaluation, planning and control. Thus, ROS is also increasingly used in the field of autonomous driving. With the help of the ADMA ROS driver, the ADMA measurement data can be acquired via Ethernet and thus used for regulation and control.


GeneSys Data Reader API

  • Programming interface for the connection of the ADMA Ethernet data output in own software solutions

The GeneSys Data Reader API is a programming interface for linking the ADMA Ethernet data output in proprietary software solutions. Research and development use the ADMA Data Reader Library to realize online data acquisition or to post-process and analyze ADMA measurement data.

All Ethernet data formats (ADMAnet, RAW Data, DELTA Data, BrakingData, Robot Data) of an ADMA can be interpreted online with .Net C#DLL. (Binary) measurement data already recorded with the GeneSys Ethernet logger, for example, can thus also be decoded in the post-processing. This integration is particularly useful in analysis engineering tools that are often used for data analysis. For example, MATLAB or similar software solutions provide a .NET interface.

We are happy to provide you with the Data Reader API Library free of charge, please contact us.


Plugins

Numerous data acquisition systems enable a fully synchronized acquisition, storage and visualization of measurement data from different interfaces:

Supported interfaces include:

  • Analoge, digital, counter and encoder data
  • Camera data
  • Odometry and vehicle bus systems

Thanks to the implemented ADMA plug-ins, the inertial measurement unit ADMA from GeneSys can be used as a reference system for vehicle dynamics and advanced driver assistance systems.

The ADMA plug-in enables the acquisition of measurement data such as ADMAnet data. With the help of the plug-in within the data acquisition systems – such as those from Dewesoft or Dewetron – the ADMA can also be used as clock master as well as realize software synchronization of other hardware components.