- Host Configuration
- Runtime Node Configuration
- SDF Configuration
- Logfile Management
- Managing the Runtime
- Application Code Portability
- Building C Examples
- Building C++ Examples
- Building a Node
- Clone Example Repos
- Coordinate Frames
- Diagnostic Trouble Codes
- Extending the Data Model
- IDE Setup
- Logged vs Source vs Published Video Parameters
- MATLAB to Export - BETA
- PolySync Messages
- ROS Bridge
- Release Notes
- Standard Units
- Dynamic Driver/HW Interface Development
- Application Development
Add Sensor Node
This article will walk you through the process of adding a sensor node to the system SDF.
Sensor nodes in PolySync are directly associated with a hardware device or sensor. Unless the node is running in the replay state, it will expect that physical hardware is connected to the host machine the node is defined on.
Refer to the Supported Sensors section for instructions to configure each sensor.
1. Add a sensor node
Start the SDF Configurator from the application browser, or the command:
To add a new sensor node press the Add Sensor Node button in the bottom-left of the SDF Configurator.
Select the sensor from the drop-down list and give the node a name.
If the sensor is not listed in the drop-down menu, read here about creating a Dynamic Driver Interface Workflow.
The SDF Configurator opens all Dynamic Driver interface files from the
polysync/lib directory, for example
2. Configure the node parameters
Once the node has been created in the SDF, the supported parameters for the node are automatically populated by the SDF Configurator with default values.
Refer to the Supported Sensors section for specific instructions on configuring each sensor before starting the node. It’s common that the IO and/or Sensor Parameters must be manually set before the node can be started successfully.