Hexamite: Affordable, flexible large area ultrasonic tracking system.
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Hexamite HX11 Ultrasonic Positioning System HX11 - The Next Generation Indoor Ultrasonic Positioning
The HX11 utilizes modulated signal exchange to extract precision position timing. The modular construction facilitates easy installation, maintenance and expansion. The HX5 is cost effective with high noise immunity and high accuracy. Using multiple networks an object can be positioned to within 2 centimetres anywhere in an area of many square kilometres. There is no fixed limit of coverage; about 0.5 square kilometre can be covered to a reasonable accuracy using a single network. And of course the Internet can be harnessed to locate anything globally to within 2 centimetres. As many as 20 positions, can be registered by each receiver per second. In a medium system counting hundreds of transmitters and receivers, there can be thousands of positions registered each second.
Machinery Position Feedback
Robotics Guidance and Tracking
High Security Object Tracking
High Security Object Guidance
Indoor Positioning Systems
Area Coverage up to 495000 m2 per Network
Up to 20 Position Updates per Second by each Monitor
High Environmental Noise Immunity
Absolute Accuracy over full range +/- 9mmEasy installation, maintenance and expansion.
HX11 monitors can be configured in the XY plane, and can be mounted on an office ceiling
Wide area coverage: The illustration below suggests how a large area can be covered using monitors. Any formation can be chosen, but a honeycomb formation will provide one of the best coverage per unit cost. In the following the D distances between monitors are everywhere the same. The monitors form 60-degree triangles. Depending on the density of the network, many monitors may contribute to the positioning of a given tag. The higher then number of monitors that detect the tag, the more accurate and stable will be the positioning.
Receiver/Monitor Setup: The HX11M can be connected to a network of devices utilizing FCC RJ11 style port. The RJ11 socket can be found on most domestic telephones, it is the socket which connects the telephone to the wall fixture. Each HX5M has two RJ11 sockets, which are identical. The communications and power to the HX5M is supplied via the RJ11 port.
The total cable length should not exceed 10 miles or 16 kilometeres. All receivers have a direction diode on the input, reverse polarization does not harm the units.
The Network Controller HX11C HX11C controls the network and the communications with the PC, it should be located within 2 metres of the PC. The programs hx11data.exe and xyz.exe read the data from the HX11C and calculate the position of the transmitters detected. The power points on the HX11C are connected to the network power lines via diode, and can serve to supply power to the whole network. Be aware that telephone lines carry limited amperes and there is a voltage drop in direct proportions to the wire length. In case of long lines, and high number of receivers it may be necessary to use local power for a far away cluster of receivers.
HX11 Ultrasonic Tag/Transmitter
Battery Operated HX11 tag
High noise immunity
Adjustable Position Update Rate
Tags with Fixed Rates Available at lower cost
Ultrasonic Transmitter/Tag with transmission rate control
Tag sealed weather tight IP65 compliant
HX11T1 HX11T1 is an asynchronous HX11 ultrasonic tag. The position of the HX11T1 can be monitored and stored by the HX11M1 monitor. The tag transmits localization signals at two rates selected at random. It is battery powered and the lifetime of the battery depends on the average transmission rate or (position update rate). The battery is a commonly available AA size and replaceable. The position update rates can be selected using a membrane push button on the HX11T1. A LED on the tag flashes when the tag transmits.
Size:20mm x 80mm x 40mm
Supply Voltage (battery):2.7
Output Power:1 Watt
Sound Pressure Level:123 db
Noise Immunity*:118 db
Maximum Average Transmission Rate:20 positions/second
Battery Life @ 20 positions/second Battery source 3.6V lithium 2000mAhrs:15 days (15x24hrs)
Battery Life @ 0.2 positions/second Battery source 3.6V lithium 2000mAhrs:4 years
*Noise immunity is defined as the sound pressure level of a source located at the same distance from the monitor as the tag and will overwhelm the transmission from the tag to the monitor.
HX11M1 Ultrasonic Monitor/Receiver HX11M1 is a HX11 ultrasonic monitor, the monitor times and stores the identification of each tag transmitting within its range. The monitors have RJ11 data ports, the HX11C reads the data from all the monitors on the network through these ports. The data is relayed to a PC through the RS232 port and the position of the tags detected is calculated. Up to 55000 monitors may be connected for wide coverage to a single telephone cable stretching up to 10 km.
The HX11M1 has two RJ11 ports; these ports are identical. Two ports are provided to make serial connection of thousands of devices simple. Weather and watertight IP67 versions are available.
Size:20mm x 80mm x 40mm
Maximum Reception Rate:50 positions/second
Storage Capacity:30 tag encounters
HX11C1-RS232 Network Controller HX11C is a network controller for HX5 devices. It has three RJ11 ports. One port connects to the PC RS232 port at a baud rate of 114 Kbaud. The xyz.exe program uses the PC serial port to read and store tag identifications and positions on the hard drive. The HX11C should be located within 2 meters of the PC.
The second port connects to the HX5 network at baud rate of 250Kbaud and can drive up to 128 HX11M1 receivers (for more than 128 HX11M1 a repeater is needed). The third port is a serial I/O for developers of HX11.
The power points on the HX11C are connected to the network power lines via diode, and can serve to supply power to the whole network. There is a ground pin on the HX11C which may be needed to eliminate noise on the network. Note that the network should be grounded in one place close to the PC server.
HX11NC-USB Network Controller The HX11NC-USB network controller looks and works like the HX11C-RS232 series controller. It connects directly to the USB port on the computer. Weather and watertight IP67 versions are available. Be aware that telephone lines carry limited amperes and there is a voltage drop in direct proportions to the wire length. In case of long lines, and high number of receivers it may be necessary to use local power for a far away cluster of receivers.
Network Drive Capacity:128 devices
HX11R1 Repeater HX11R1 is a repeater, used to boost up power and communications on the network. Each repeater will drive extra 128 HX11M1 receivers. The repeater also has power points to allow the network power to be boosted from local power.
Network Drive Capacity:128 devices
Standard Ultrasonic Positioning System Test Kit
2 HX11T1 battery driven ultrasonic position transmitters (adjustable transmission rate)
4 HX11M1 ultrasonic position receiver/monitor
1 HX11C-RS232 or HX5NC-USB network controller
1 CDROM containing installation guide and programs hx11data.exe, xyz.exe and layout.exe
For the standard positioning test kit the HX11, the user must obtain some telephone cable and rj11 plugs. The 4 monitors must be positioned and the position entered into a file called monData.hxm as specified above. The monitors must be connected to the HX11C as shown on the device, and the HX11C connected to the PC. The user must then run the program called xyz.exe, move the tags around and the 3D positioning file will be created.
'thefacts' is the refined and simplified description of the product.
HX11 Standard Test Kit HX5 Basic System including 2 HX5T1 battery driven ultrasonic position transmitters (adjustable transmission rate) 4 HX5M1 ultrasonic position receiver/monitor 1 HX5C-RS232 or HX5NC-USB network controller 1 CDROM containing installation guide and programs hx5data.exe, xyz.exe and layout.exe
HX11 Hexamite 20 HX5 Example System covering 20m sq. XY Plane with maximum error of +/- 10mm
HX11 Hexamite 100 HX5 Example System covering 100m sq. XY Plane with maximum error of +/- 10mm
HX11 Hexamite 10000 HX5 Example System covering 10000m sq. XY Plane with maximum error of +/- 10mm