light_scan_sim repository

Repository Summary

Checkout URI https://github.com/josephduchesne/light_scan_sim.git
VCS Type git
VCS Version master
Last Updated 2017-05-05
Dev Status MAINTAINED
Released RELEASED

Packages

Name Version
light_scan_sim 0.1.0

README

light_scan_sim

Build Status

A very lightweight 2d laser scan simulator for ROS.

This is designed as an alternative to running Gazebo, or Player Stage.

Here's a basic rundown: - Input: a tf transform representing your laser's position (base_laser_link or laser_joint on a TurtleBot for example) - Input: An OccupancyGrid (you can publish this using a map_server node) - Output: A LaserScan against the OccupancyGrid

Quickstart:

  • git clone this into your catkin workspace
  • catkin_make
  • roslaunch light_scan_sim test.launch
  • use the 2D Pose Estimate tool in RViz to set the simulated laser position

Features:

  • Gaussian noise (optional, disable by setting laser/noise to 0)
  • Full RosParam Configuration
  • Unit tests (incomplete)
  • Vector obstacles
  • Glass

Configurable Parameters:

  • range/min: Min laser range (double, default: 1.0). Values closer will be set to range/min value.
  • range/max: Max laser range (double, default: 1.0). Values farther will be set to range/max + 1.0 (no return)
  • range/noise: Gaussian noise standard deviation (double, default: 0.01). Set to 0 to disable noise.
  • angle/min: Scan start angle (double, default -π/2)
  • angle/min: Scan end angle (double, default π/2, inclusive)
  • angle/increment: Angular step size (double, default 0.01)
  • map/topic: The OccupancyGrid topic to listen to (string, default "/map")
  • map/image_frame: An intermediate TF frame published internally (string, default "/map_image")
  • laser/hz: laser scan frequency (double, default: 40.0)
  • laser/topic: The LaserScan topic to publish to (string, default "/scan")
  • laser/frame: The tf frame that the LaserScan is attached to (string, default "/initialpose")

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2017 Joseph Duchesne

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