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Redesign of Infrared Camera System for ORCA


Benjamin Keiser

Semester Thesis, HS12 (10214)

This semester project report is about the upgrade of an existing camera system used for real time tracking of model race cars. The system is part of a closed control loop and gives the controller feedback about the actual car positions. In a first step problems with the existing system as well as possible improvements get analysed and highlighted. Problems include the use of two cameras and the resulting overlap, the low resolution of the camera as well as the mechanical setup. Afterwards the newly developed system is described in detail, including problems that were encountered during development. Information about the camera used, what lens was chosen and how the software had to be adapted can be found here. In addition a mobile setup for the system was designed to render the whole system moveable. Then the two systems are compared to highlight the improvements made. Areas that are analysed include the accuracy of the tracking process as well as the timings. For future users a manual on how to set up the software on a new PC and how to use the system properly was compiled. At the end of the report an outlook can be found, that highlights some of the areas where further progress could be made.


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(13)Semester/Bachelor Thesis

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