3.5 - Concept for a modular flight test camera system
- etc2016 - 36. European Telemetry and Test Conference
2016-05-10 - 2016-05-12
- 3. Video & Data Management
- A. Nowak, M. Schöberl - Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Erlangen (Germany), I. Bebermeier - SEKAI Europe GmbH, Wedel (Germany)
- 116 - 118
Cameras have been widely in use for in-flight testing and other industrial applications to make observations and record them for later analysis for several years now. With the advent of cheap consumer action cameras like GoPro, this type of cameras became a viable option. However, consumer cameras do not cater for professional needs with regards to functionality, handling and other aspects. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and SEKAI Europe are working jointly on the development of a modular camera systems that consists of a front-end part with the lens and image sensor and a backend for image processing, control, video encoding and recording as well as streaming over a network interface. The modular approach makes it possible to provide different front-end modules that can be chosen depending on operational needs. One module will be very small and light-weight with an integrated fixed focal length lens while another module will be slightly larger but with a higher quality exchangeable lens and a larger imager chip. The backend can be freely configured regarding image processing and video encoding parameters. New functions can be added in the future by a software upgrade. Fraunhofer IIS and SEKAI Europe would like to present the concept to the audience and gather opinions for further improvement. Fraunhofer IIS and SEKAI Europe would like to present the concept at the etc 2016 (European Telemetry and Test Conference) to the audience and gather opinions for further improvement.