College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering

College - Author 2

College of Engineering

Department - Author 2

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Xiaomin Jin, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department


Providing information on a vehicle’s location during a competition can be used to provide greater insight to progress the car is making or what portion of the track caused failure. As a result, we will be designing a board that includes a Global Positioning System (GPS) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) module to provide position coordinates, which is driven by an STM32 processor to feed into the DAQ through Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol.

The GPS module will produce an initial positioning and will continue to do so unless it is unable to create a solution, possibly due to over-arching terrain and limiting sky-view. The IMU is also implemented in the board to gather information on the vehicle’s speed for performance evaluation. Using an STM32 processor, these components will be placed onto a single board that will be attached onto the vehicle. As a result, positioning data of the car will be calculated and recorded by the DAQ to be stored into an SD card, which can later be retrieved for post-analysis.