About FMS and Documentation Notes

Introduction

Introduction

The Field Management System (FMS) is the electronics core of a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) playing field and encompasses both hardware and software components. The software package is used to control all the field electronics (LED Displays, Station Control Cabinets, E-stops, enable/disable of the Robots, network security, etc.) and is used to manage the event by creating match schedules, scoring the matches in real-time, and posting information to the Audience screen.

Official Game Manual

Information provided in this documentation is not intended to overrule or supersede the Official FRC Game Manual. While game specific information might be referenced in describing a particular feature or product, descriptions found here are not considered replacements for, or updates of, the necessity of reading the official information published on this Game Manual page.

Current Revision

Current Revision

While every effort is made to update the documentation to remain instep with all current features and season information, it's not always possible. As best as possible, the documentation is accurate for the current FIRST Robotics Competition game (based on the logo shown).

Documentation Accuracy

Due to the dynamic nature of this documentation, and the annual changes to the software necessary to facilitate each game, there may occasionally be inaccuracies between documented information and available features within the software itself. The documentation will reflect the most recent release of the software as best as possible, and unless otherwise noted, applies to the currently active FRC season. For example, a feature may be documented here, but not visible within the program when using a previous release.