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* Mounts:  
 
* Mounts:  
 
** Combination of [http://www.powerstrut.com/powerstrut.html Powerstrut] PS200 and PS500 channel and connectors. A (seemingly compatible) alternative is the [http://www.unistrut.us/ Unistrut] system.  
 
** Combination of [http://www.powerstrut.com/powerstrut.html Powerstrut] PS200 and PS500 channel and connectors. A (seemingly compatible) alternative is the [http://www.unistrut.us/ Unistrut] system.  
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==Software==
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* Pose estimation (SoftPOSIT)
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  * Prerequisites: Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL), GCC (incl. gcc, gfortran)
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  * Installation instructions: http://purl.org/hanshuo/softposit
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  * C API available (through mix compilation with Fortran)
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  * Python API potentially available (using f2py)
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  * TODO (?): integration with ROS
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  * Question: Is this what we need?
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==

Revision as of 05:57, 30 November 2010

Flydra Localization System

Flydra system developed by Andrew Straw and Michael Dickinson

Operation

Hardware

  • Cameras:
  • Lenses:
  • Trigger:
  • Computing:
  • Cabling:
    • Network cables: Cat.-6 gigabit ethernet cables
    • Camera trigger cables: RG-58 Co-Axial with BNC connector
  • Mounts:
    • Combination of Powerstrut PS200 and PS500 channel and connectors. A (seemingly compatible) alternative is the Unistrut system.

Software

  • Pose estimation (SoftPOSIT)
 * Prerequisites: Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL), GCC (incl. gcc, gfortran)
 * Installation instructions: http://purl.org/hanshuo/softposit
 * C API available (through mix compilation with Fortran)
 * Python API potentially available (using f2py)
 * TODO (?): integration with ROS 
 * Question: Is this what we need?

Installation

Format: Task, person (estimated completion date)

  • Install mounts for cameras, Noel (12/2/10)
  • Mount cables, Noel (12/2/10)
  • Install camera trigger
  • Install Ubuntu on cPCI, Scott (?)
  • Install flydra software, Scott & Floris (?)
  • Calibrate
  • Test
  • Multi-point tracking, Shuo (?)
  • Document setup and operation , all