ocean_battery_driver Documentation

ocean_battery_driver

This is an interface to the Ocean Server Technology Intelligent Battery and Power System.

ocean_battery_driver provides an interface to the IBPS battery power system used on the PR2 Robot.

Commandline Usage

monitor_batteries [–dev] [–count] [–debug]

  • dev: The device name to open "/dev/ttyUSB0"
  • count: How many devices to open, set this to "1" when using the "--dev" option, otherwise it appends an ID on the end of the base device string.
  • debug: debug level passed to the ocean driver, higher values report more information.

ROS Parameters

  • Read:
    • "ocean_server/number_of_ports": How many ocean_server nodes to start up, these will be enumerated automatically.
    • "ocean_server/port#": Specifies the device to open for this particular port, the "#" is replaced by the enumeration value up to number_of_ports-1.
    • "ocean_server/debug_level": debug level for the ocean driver, higher values report more information.

ROS topics

Publishes to (name / type):

  • "/diagnostics" / diagnostic_msgs::DiagnosticArray : The standard diagnostic status message format for self reporting.
  • "/battery/server" / pr2_msgs::BatteryServer : The ocean server battery status information, one per port.
  • "/battery/server2" / pr2_msgs::BatteryServer2 : The new ocean server battery status information, one per port.

Notes when setting up:

  • The user must have permissions on the serial ports in use. In Ubuntu adding the user to groupd dialout usually is sufficient.


ocean_battery_driver
Author(s): Tully Foote, Curt Meyers
autogenerated on Sat May 22 2021 02:20:19