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Rugged Tilt and Zoom Camera For UGCV Robot Accessories Developer


InterTest Engineering Capabilities
•Custom-engineered camera head developed to mount to UGVC robot
• High-quality camera, with LED illumination, and zoom capability in a rugged, waterproof housing and connector
• Ability to be controlled through the robot company’s proprietary command and viewing controller

InterTest

Description

Challenge

Rugged Tilt and Zoom Camera

The customer requested a custom-engineered camera head developed to present to a notable unmanned ground vehicle company. The customer requested the camera head to attach as an accessory to the available ports on the robot, high-end camera functionality, and the ability to hold the product in the robot's gripper. The intended purpose of the UGCV robot was for the end user to use this accessory to look inside or underneath suspicious vehicles.

Development 

The camera needed to be high quality, with LED illumination, and zoom capability in a rugged, waterproof housing and connector. It was also requested the camera have the ability to tilt on a vertical access, as well as zoom camera functions. The camera needed to be controlled through the robot company’s proprietary command and viewing controller. Lastly, the camera unit needed to fit into a certain price point to be a viable accessory for the robot.

Solution

InterTest engineers selected the compact Sony FCB-IX11A (Sony Legacy FCB Cameras) camera for this project, due to the size and multitude of camera functions it offers. We integrated the camera into a suitable package and tested in various conditions and environments. InterTest also integrated the tilting camera head mechanism used on our XtendaCam Products, giving the customer the ability to manipulate the direction of the camera head.

Related Products: 

Sony FCB Block Cameras 

XtendaCam Products 

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