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Marcus,

You should contact Samuel Tardieu [[log in to unmask]].  He's a on the
Debian Linux team, very familiar with GNAT, and a good friend of
Ada.  Feel free to tell him I referred you.  He did an Ada-Linux
presentation for the local Balt & DC SIGAda chapters this past
spring and did a great job.

I'm hoping to see him again at the International SIGAda 2000
conference being hosted here at JHU/APL this Nov.  See
http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2000/  Note:  We're even
planning a little hands-on "Fun with Ada" using LEGO Robots
(perhaps some will qualify as "Intelligent Ground Vehicles")
at the conference.

If you and your fellow students are interested, there are
opportunities for students to attend for free in exchange for
working on the conference Window on the World newsletter.
If you're interested, contact Prof. Mike Feldman at GWU
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Rush Kester
charter member Team Ada
SIGAda 2000 Local Arrangements Chair

Software Systems Engineer / A1F
AdaSoft at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.
email:  [log in to unmask]
phone: (240) 228-3030 (live M-F 9:30am-4:30pm, voicemail anytime)
fax:   (240) 228-6779
http://hometown.aol.com/rwkester/myhomepage/index.html



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brakewood, Marcus x12479a2 [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 7:45 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Senior Capstone Questions Intelligent Ground Vehicle
>
>
> Hello Team Members,
>
> I am a cadet at West Point leading the EE and CS cadets who
> are part of
> an interdisciplinary group from our school.  This group is
> competing in the 9th Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition,
> http://www.secs.oakland.edu/SECS_prof_orgs/PROF_AUVSI/index.html.
> Unlike the other schools, who use C++, we are going to use
> Ada because of
> Ada's great support for real-time systems and also, it is our favorite
> language.
>
> I have a few questions for Team-Ada to help us get started.
>
> 1: We were looking into using the LART http://www.lart.tudelft.nl/
> as our computer in our vehicle because of it's low power
> usage, low weight, and the coolness factor in putting it
> together.  Will GNAT work on the LART, which utilizes Intel's
> Strongarm processor?
>
> 2: Is there a computer better suited for Ada that has a low power
> consumption, low weight, and would be fun to put together
> (Something Transmeta?)?
>
> 3: Have any of you worked on or know of Ada resources for an
> unmanned intelligent ground vehicle, frame recognition from
> a video camera, or laser modeling.  Just looking for those hard
> to find Ada links or references on these topics.
>
> 4: Any other suggestions or help?
>
> Thank You,
> Cadet Marcus Brakewood
>

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