For demanding realtime applications FluxData has created an integrated multispectral imaging system, combining the optical subassembly utilized in the FD-1665 with a PC/104 computer. The camera can be specified as in the past with custom filters as well as selecting from a range of sensor options. The addition of an embedded computer creates a dynamic, flexible, and powerful multispectral system to solve problems across many application areas.

Technical Specifications

FD-1665 Camera Specifications

Image Device See Table1
Image device See Table 1
Sensor size See Table 1
Pixel size See Table 1
Frame rate See Table 1
Image Data Format Y8, Y16 (all models), RGB, YUV411, YUV422, YUV444, 8-bit and 16-bit raw Bayer data (color models)
Video Data Output 8,12,16 and 24 bit digital data
Digital Interface 3 x IEEE-1394b (9 pin) or 3 x GigE
Lens Mount Nikon F-Mount or T-Mount
Electronic Shutter Automatic / manual / one-push modes, programmable via software 0.02ms to greater than 10s
Gain Selection 0dB to 24dB in 0.04dB increments;
Operating Temperature 0-40 C
Voltage Requirments 8-32V, via the IEEE-1394b interface or Hirose 12-pin GPIO connector
Power Consumption 3.5 W per channel;
Weight 1.25 kg (without lens)
 

Table 1: FD-1665 Multi-Sensor Options

Sensor Type Sensor Size (HxV pixels) Sensor Technology Optical Size Pixel Size (microns) Max Frame Rate (at full resolution)
Sony ICX424 659x494 Progressive Scan CCD 1/3" 7.4x7.4 71
Sony ICX414 659x494 Progressive Scan CCD 1/2" 9.9x9.9 74
Sony ICX618 659x494 Progressive Scan CCD 1/4" 5.6x5.6 119
Micron MT9V022 752x480 Progressive Scan CMOS 1/3" 6.0x6.0 60
Sony ICX415 782x582 Progressive Scan CCD 1/2" 8.3x8.3 54
Sony ICX204 1034x779 Progressive Scan CCD 1/3" 4.65x4.65 20
Sony ICX204 1034x779 Progressive Scan CCD 1/3" 4.65x4.65 30
Sony ICX445 1296x966 Progressive Scan CCD 1/3" 3.75x3.75 32
Sony ICX267 1392x1040 Progressive Scan CCD 1/2" 4.65x4.65 17
Sony ICX285 1392x1040 Progressive Scan CCD 2/3" 6.45x6.45 17
Sony ICX285 1392x1040 Progressive Scan CCD 2/3" 6.45x6.45 30
Sony ICX274 1628x1236 Progressive Scan CCD 1/1.8" 4.4x4.4 14

Computer Specifications

  • Intel® Core i7-2655LE Processor (4M Cache, up to 2.90 GHz)
  • 240GB SATAII SSD
  • 4GB DDR3-RAM
  • 10/100/1000 Base-T LAN Ethernet
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • eSATA
  • VGA
  • HDMI
  • RTC and Watchdog timer
  • PCIe/104 expansion to allow configuration to meet the user’s needs. Options include video processing, DVI video output and other communication interfaces.

Features and Benefits

Below highlights just some of the technical specifications offered with this system.

Camera

  • Choose among 7 sensor types of varying resolutions and frame rates
  • Custom filter options
  • Polarization camera
  • Standard F-mount or T-mount lens accepting 14-1500mm lenses

PC/104 Computer

  • Intel Quad Core i7 Processor
  • Bulkhead access to a full suite of standard PC connections including eSATA, USB2.0, LAN, VGA and HDMI
  • Windows or Linux Based OS
  • PCI Express expansion cards available

Applications

The FD-1665 PC/104 adds to the utility of the tethered FD-1665, with an embedded computer the system adds the flexiibility of providing answers rather than just data at the point of capture. Problems such as target detection whether it’s a defense-related or machine vision can be accelerated as processing can now be on-board the system itself. This also reduces the amount data that would need to be streamed to a central location.

An added value of deploying a number these systems is that they include a powerful computer. These systems can be used in peer-to-peer configurations where they interact directly with the other systems and assets being used to solve a common problem whether it is target detection, surveillance or something else.

Another possible application is to pair systems, where one has a wide field of view to detect targets, and the other is a high resolution/zoom system. There are many possible applications like this where the cameras interact with and que each other, or share resources to process common data.