Theory of Operation
The Ovilus III has 4 internal Antenna:
- Channel A ( + Channel)
- Channel B (- Channel)
- Channel C ( + or – Channel)
- Channel D ( + or – Channel)
The Ovilus samples Channels A, B & C,D returning a summed value. The values create ECM (Environmental Communications Modes) input. (
The software does not interrupt user input or make decisions beyond a basic limit filter. The only functional mode of this device that speech is a simple 1 to 1 match of a level from the Channel input to a word in the dictionary list.
The only filters are as follows:
- Every sample an average is calculated. Each new value is compared to the average. If the value is within the average plus or minus the “Offset,” the value is rejected.
- The second filter is a repeat word buffer designed to prevent the same word from being repeated.
So why filter? The unit senses the environment. If the energy levels are flat, “un-changing,” the unit would simply repeat the same word over and over.