2011-12 Competition Area Info, Drawings, and Pictures

Below are info, drawings, and pictures of key field and sample elements for the competition.

  • Home Beacon Platform – Detailed drawing of the Home Beacon Platform, including part numbers for screw inserts that teams may use to secure their beacon.
  • Starting Platform – Detailed drawing of the Starting Platform for the robot, including part numbers for the connection points. There will be 3 different bright colors used on the 3 platforms and these will be made known to teams very soon.
  • Pictures – Pictures of a variety of items including a sample Starting Platform and of the pre-cached sample. We will update this pictures with more items are they are available.
  • Terrain Imagery – Images showing the type of terrain, density of natural obstacles, etc, as will be found on the competition course.
    • Image 1
    • Image 2
    • Image 3
    • Satellite Map – Imagery shows general terrain and some features as they exist on site. New features have been added since the image was taken and will continue to be added. Teams should use the Localization Map (below) to identify those actual features features.
      • As shown in the satellite image, teams can expect general terrain to be primarily mowed grass and packed dirt paths. Surfaces may vary from hard ground to soft, walkable ground depending on weather conditions leading up to and during the competition.
      • Vehicles with ground contact points more than 1/2 meter should not experience any elevation greater than 30 degrees except in the immediate vicinity of the water hazard.
  • Topographic Map – Map showing elevations typical of the competition area.
  • Localization Map – Maps which includes permanent, man-made, and natural structures that may be used for localization and navigation. Also includes the starting platform locations and area of interest. All data is in meter and relative to the “Reference Point” indicated.
    • Map with points of interest (jpg/pdf) – note that the starting zones and pre-cached sample locations are actually 10m diameter ‘areas’ anywhere inside which the zone or sample may be placed. Data points (relative to each other) should be accurate within 10cm. Data points relative to the topographic map are +/- 3m.
    • Detail Map A – Zoomed portion of map for labeling purposes.
    • Localization Data Points – Data corresponding to the marked locations on the maps above.
    • Photos of Reference Features – Current photos taken of competition area highlighting key reference features that can be used for visualization. Those labelled “SZ” are the view from the Starting Zone Area. Note: Features 1020/1021 are granite columns approximately 1 meter in diameter.
  • Radio Frequency Information: Preliminary Spectral Analysis indicates no activity throughout the competition area, except low level background noise, on the following bands: 2.4, 5.1, 5.8 GHz.