ETAT Glossary

There are currently 15 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
The use of electromagnetic or inductive coupling in the radio frequency portion of the spectrum to communicate to or from a tag through a variety of modulation and encoding schemes uniquely to read the identity of an RFQ Tag. A method to identify objects (including humans) through electromagnetic waves without actual physical contact. This way, data can be gathered more easily. An object or creature is equipped with a transponder which transmits data to an electronic reader. Other than, for example, barcodes, the information can be read without a line of sight and in some cases operating distance can be over a kilometer.

randomly assigned from a pool and leased to devices for a specific time (leases are renewable); there is no

Ability of a network to recover from a failure or to find an alternate path for data transmission

remote I/O
A generic name for the functions for exchanging data between a master and slaves using polling without any special programming in the CPU Unit. Examples include SYSMAC BUS remote I/O and CompoBus remote I/O.

Remote Terminal Unit
(RTU) Remote Terminal Unit or sometimes Remote Telemetry Unit. This is a microprocessor used to transmit telemetry back from the field and to control devices in the field. They are often widely geographically dispersed, and use diverse wireless communications accordingly. They can run simple safety logic programs for redundancy and to reduce control delays.

Connector commonly used on twisted pair cable for Ethernet

designed to move material, parts, tools or specified devices through variable programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks. Common elements which make up a robot are: controller, manipulator and end-effector. See Manipulator, Controller and End-effector.

Robot Programming Language
An interface between a human user and a robot, which relates human commands to the robot.

Robot Range Limit Monitoring
Monitors the manipulator arm or its tool to be in the designated safety area

Robot Simulation
A method for emulating and predicting the behavior and the operation of a robotic system based on the model (i.e.,. computer graphics) of the physical system. (R15.07)

ROS provides standard operating system services such as hardware abstraction, device drivers,implementation of commonly used features including sensing, recognizing, mapping, motion planning, message passing between processes, package management, visualizers and libraries for development as well as debugging tools.

A serial interface standard for point to point data transmission

A serial interface standard for connection of up to 32 devices

Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol: redundancy mechanism defined in IEEE 802.1W

RUN mode
A CPU Unit operation mode in which the program is executed, but in which the following operations are not possible from a Programming Device: force-setting/resetting bits, online editing, changing PVs in I/O memory, etc. RUN mode is used for actual system operation.

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