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Analysis and Implementation of a Digital Filter for Wire Guidance
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics System.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master thesisinvestigates the possibilities to implement a digital filter for wire guidancein a truck. The analog circuits in the truck, today, are analyzed to understandtheir signal processing. The component MAX261 is especially interesting and itis analyzed in a special Section to make sure that all needed details, todevelop a digital filter, are available. When all theoretical calculation wasfinished, all the circuits were simulated to make sure that the calculationsare correct.


The digital filter is based onan analog filter which is expensive and not so easy to purchase. A requirementspecification was developed by analysis of the properties of the analog filterand how it is currently used. The analog filter is a part of a chain of analogsignal processing which mostly can be performed digitally instead.


The special type of the analogfilter makes the requirements, on the digital filter, very tough and anextensive analysis of digital filter structures was performed in order to finda suitable filter. The digital filter is of WDF (Wave Digital Filter)-type andit is very special, because it has two variable coefficients, one for thesteepness and one for the center frequency. The digital filter consists of anumber of first order filters, because a higher order filter with desiredproperties has coefficient values that are large which makes the stabilityproperties worse.


The best type ofimplementation of this filter and the signal processing are also analyzed.Finally, a prototype was developed on a development board where the maincomponent is a DSP (Digital Signal Processor). The program for the prototype iswritten in C-code and the performance of the system was verified by differenttests and measurements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 80 p.
Keyword [en]
Wire Guidance, Filter, Analog, Digital, Forklift, Truck, WDF (Wave Digital Filter), Tuneable
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69676ISRN: LiTH-ISY-EX--11/4478--SEOAI: diva2:430962
Subject / course
Electronics Systems
2011-06-10, Nollstället, Linköping, 13:15 (Swedish)
Available from: 2011-08-08 Created: 2011-07-13 Last updated: 2011-08-08Bibliographically approved

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