Vision4ce Products

Video Target Tracking

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Video Tracking hardware offered by Vision4ce

Video Tracking From Vision4ce

Vision4ce offers both hardware and software solutions for video tracking. The DART (Detection and Acquisition, with Robust Tracking) video tracking product is a software based tracker that can run on either a Linux or Windows platform based on Intel or ARM processors. The CHARM hardware products tightly integrate the tracking software on an embedded multicore ARM processor for complex video tracking and image processing requirements. The CHARM module, with its camera and display interfaces, can be hosted on a carrier card which we provide or can be customer preference and which provides standardized video interfaces such as PAL, NTSC, YPbPr and HD-SDI for connection to the imaging sensors. If needed custom carriers can be provided to support other standardized video interfaces such as CameraLink, CoaxPress, or others.

Vision4ce video trackers analyze video image sequences from a sensor system, mounted on a servo controlled pedestal to keep the camera pointing at the designated object (person, platformer scene) depending on mission scenario. In this context the tracker has two functions, detecting and locating objects of interest in the video image, and controlling the platform (pan & tilt) position and rate such that the camera follows the designated object. Tracker utility and performance is best when the tracker is tightly integrated into the control system to achieve minimal latency.

Please refer to the Video Tracking Product Comparison Table below, the Tracker Characteristics tab or the Options and Applications tab for more product details; or contact us directly at info@vision4ce.net or call us at Tel: +1.410.384.9181 . Please also check out our other rugged PC and video compression and encryption. We support customization and quantity discounts.

Video Tracking From Vision4ce

The Vision4ce CHARM hardware products use the DART software hosted on an embedded multi-core ARM processor board for complex video tracking and image processing requirements.

Video Tracking Production Comparison Table
Interfaces, features, use and capacity varies for each product

Name Description Size Processing Channels Video Inputs Video Outputs Data Interfaces
DART Tracker software library - - - - -
CHARM – Module Embedded tracker module 50mm x 50mm 1 1 x Parallel Digital 1 x Parallel, 1 x HDMI 2 x UART, 1 x Ethernet
CHARM – 70 Standalone video tracker board 70mm x 100mm 1 2 x PAL/NTSC 1 x HDMI 1 x RS232, 1 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet
CHARM – 80 Standalone video tracker board 80mm x 90mm 1 2 x PAL/NTSC 2 x PAL/NTSC 2 x RS232, 2 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet
CHARM – 80SDI Standalone video tracker board 80mm x 90mm 1 2 x HD-SDI 2 x HD-SDI 2 x RS232, 2 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet
CHARM – 80 Enclosure Standalone video tracker unit 178mm x 144mm x 49mm 1 2 x PAL/NTSC 2 x PAL/NTSC 2 x RS232, 2 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet
CHARM – 100 Board Standalone video processor board 100mm x 100mm 2 4 x PAL/NTSC, 2 x YPrPb, 4 x 3G-SDI 4 x PAL/NTSC, 2 x YPrPb, 4 x 3G-SDI 4 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet
CHARM 100CL Standalone video processor board 100mm x 100mm 2 2 x SD/HD/3G-SDI, 1 X CameraLink, (Base, Medium, Full) 2 x SD/HD/3G-SDI 3 x RS422, Ethernet, IRIG, CANbus
CHARM – 100 Enclosure Standalone video processor unit 178mm x 156mm x 57mm 2 2x PAL/NTSC, 2x 3G/SDI 2x PAL/NTSC, 2x 3G/SDI 4 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet
CHARM – 3U 3U video tracker board Single Eurocard 1 2 x PAL/NTSC 2 x PAL/NTSC 2 x RS232, 2 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet
CHARM-3U cPUI 3U Video Tracker board 3U x 160mm 1 2 x PAL/NTSC or 2 X HD-SDI 2 x PAL/NTSC 2 x RS232, 2 x RS422, Ethernet, VME
CHARM – 6U VME 6U VME video tracker board Double Eurocard 1 2 x PAL/NTSC, 2 x HD-SDI 2 x PAL/NTSC, 2 x HD-SDI 2 x RS232, 2 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet, VME

 

Tracker Features and Variants:

Key Features

• Multiple object detection and tracking
• Centroid and edge measurement
• Feature based correlation algorithm
• Moving object detection
• Adaptive background removal
• Automatic coast
• Grey level invariant algorithms
• Robust clutter rejection

Variants

• DART Tracker software library with SDK

CHARM Module -

Embedded core CHARM Module can also be supplied for integration onto a host carrier card or custom board.

• Size: 50mm x 50mm
• Processing Channels: 1
• Video Inputs: 1 x Parallel Digital
• Video Outputs: 1 x Parallel, 1 x HDMI
• Data Interfaces: 2 x UART, 1 x Ethernet

CHARM 70 - Standalone video tracker board

• Size: 70mm x 100mm
• Processing Channels: 1
• Video Inputs: 2 x PAL/NTSC
• Video Outputs: 1 x HDMI
• Data Interfaces: 1 x RS232, 1 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet

CHARM 80 - Standalone video tracker board

• Size: 80mm x 90mm
• Processing Channels: 1
• Video Inputs: 2 x PAL/NTSC
• Video Outputs: 2 x PAL/NTSC
• Data Interfaces: 2 x RS232, 2 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet

CHARM 80 SDI

• Size: 80mm x 90mm
• Processing Channels: 1
• Video Inputs: 2 x HD-SDI
• Video Outputs: 2 x HD-SDI
• Data Interfaces: 4 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet

CHARM 100 Board - Standalone video processor board

• Size: 100mm x 100mm
• Processing Channels: 2
• Video Inputs: 4 x PAL/NTSC, 2 x YPrPb, 4 x 3G-SDI
• Video Outputs: 4 x PAL/NTSC, 2 x YPrPb, 4 x 3G-SDI
• Data Interfaces: 4 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet

CHARM 100CL Standalone video processor board

• Size: 100mm x 100mm
• Processing Channels: 2
• Video Inputs: 2 x SD/HD/3G-SDI, 1 X CameraLink, (Base, Medium, Full)
• Video Outputs: 2 x SD/HD/3G-SDI
• Data Interfaces: 3 x RS422, Ethernet, IRIG, CANbus

CHARM 3U - 3U video tracker board

• Size: Single Eurocard
• Processing Channels: 1
• Video Inputs: 2 x PAL/NTSC
• Video Outputs: 2 x PAL/NTSC
• Data Interfaces: 2 x RS232, 2 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet

CHARM 3U cPUI - 3U Video Tracker board

• Size: 3U x 160mm
• Processing Channels: 1
• Video Inputs: 2 x PAL/NTSC or 2 X HD-SDI
• Video Outputs: 2 x PAL/NTSC
• Data Interfaces: 2 x RS232, 2 x RS422, Ethernet, VME

CHARM 6U VME - 6U VME video tracker board

• Size: Double Eurocard
• Processing Channels: 1
• Video Inputs: 2 x PAL/NTSC, 2 x HD-SDI
• Video Outputs: 2 x PAL/NTSC, 2 x HD-SDI
• Data Interfaces: 2 x RS232, 2 x RS422, 1 x Ethernet, VME

CHARM – 80 Enclosure

• Size: 178mm x 144mm x 49mm
• Weight: 2.5lbs, 1.1kg
• Electronics per CHARM 80 or CHARM 80 SDI specifications
• Power: 18-32VDC MIL-STD-1275D, < 10 watts
• Connectors: D38999 37 way plug–Power–Ethernet–2 x RS232–2 x RS422–1 x CAN–4 x switch input; 4 x BNC sockets–2x video inputs–2x video output
• Environmental: Temp. Operating -40C to +71C, Non-operating -55C to +85C; Thermal shock (operating) > +/-5C per minute;
• Humidity–5% to 95% non-condensing
• Shock–30g, 11ms
• Optional conformal coating available

CHARM – 100 Enclosure

• Size: 178mm x 156mm x 57mm
• Weight: Weight 4.4lbs, 2.0kg
• Electronics per CHARM 100 or CHARM 100 CL specifications
• Power: 18-32VDC MIL-STD-1275D, < 10 watts
• Connectors: D38999 37 way plug–Power–Ethernet–2 x RS232–2 x RS422–1 x CAN;
• 8x BNC sockets–2x analog video inputs–2x analog video outputs–2x digital video inputs–2x digital video outputs
• Environmental: Temp–Operating -40C to +71C; Non-operating -55C to +85C; Thermal shock (operating) > +/-5C per minute;
• Humidity–5% to 95% non-condensing
• Shock–30g, 11ms
• Optional conformal coating available

OPTIONAL FEATURES

• Video compression and streaming
• Electronic image stabilization
• Servo platform control

Enclosures

• Rugged Sealed to IP 67 with D38999 connectors available

Applications

• Scenarios supported: airborne, land based, ground vehicles, maritime platforms
• Manned and unmanned
• Video target tracking of land, air and maritime objects
• Drone retrieval tracking
• Drone and UAS detection and tracking
• Operating scenarios: airborne, desert, urban, forest, test sites and instrumentation