My thesis target was to design an Ethernet-based telemetry module for the racecar participating in Shell Eco Marathon 2016 nominated by the Technical University of Budapest. The module had to measure and transmit navigational data to a remote computer. The remote computer logs and displays the measurement data for further analysis.
During my literature research I first collected data about the Ethernet communication, then I reviewed the information on the operation of the necessary sensors. I have summarized the principles, operational basics and the main steps in the calibration of the individual sensors.
During the hardware design, I did a market research to determine the most suitable components for each functional block of the hardware. I designed a printed circuit board and wrote test software verify the operation of the individual peripherals.
I have developed a software for the microcontroller written in C language, which is able to connect with TCP / IP protocol to a remote server, then send the measured data to the server. I verified the operation with functional tests.