Whitepaper: Designing a Vision System for Imaging Applications

Published: 28 Apr 2019

Lumenera vision system whitepaperLumenera has released a whitepaper outlining the technical requirements for building a vision system for imaging applications. Imaging systems for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are vital for a wide range of applications, including mapping, inspection, environmental management and defense/law enforcement.

A number of factors need to be considered when designing a vision system, including the hardware platform, the operating system, the software and API, and the camera and its lens. Both the camera and the lens should be selected as a pair based on overall system requirements.

Download the full whitepaper from Lumenera’s website

The Lumenera whitepaper discusses:

  • Working Distance and Field of View
  • Contrast and Modulation Transfer Function
  • Depth of Field
  • Telecentric Lenses
  • Lens Compatibility
  • Image Sensors – Sensor Shutter, Sensor Format, 35 mm sensors, Pixels, Color
  • Camera Build Quality, Quantum Efficiency, Color Reproduction, Camera Framerate, GPIO and Reliability
  • USB 3.0 Interfaces

This overview of high-level requirements is a first step in helping UAS system integrators identify the correct setup for unique imaging applications.

To find out more, download the whitepaper here.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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