6.16 Camera and Camera Config
The camera must be securely attached to the gimbal, yet in a way that reduces or dampens motor vibrations. Attaining both goals at the same time is difficult! A gimbal is a type of support that allows for rotation around a single axis. A set of 2 or 3 gimbals mounted at 90 degrees will keep the camera in level irrespective of the movements of the gimbals. Roll and pitch stabilization is established with 2 axis gimbal whereas, 3 axis gimbal provides the stabilization of roll, pitch and yaw.
Soft foam, stiff foam, neoprene tubes (mount camera on tube side), surgical tube, rubber bands, nylon bolt (direct firm attachment), and velcro are all common techniques for attaching the camera on the gimbal.
RPA Configuration -Camera
Tilt motion or pitch motion is an up and down motion of camera. Roll motion means rotating the camera to left or right.
RPA Configuration -Camera
RPA Configuration -Camera
Set the limits for gimbal angle so that every image is clear. Also, set the servo PWM limits ranging from 500 to 2200. Don't exceed the limits on either sides.
RPA Configuration -Camera
A gimbal can assist in removing unwelcome movement along the three axes, but it cannot eliminate vertical movement.
RPA Configuration - Camera
Configure the camera for triggering the images with settings of different parameters. Set the PWM values for servo ON and OFF. Also set the distance and duration for camera triggering as shown in the following image.
RPA Configuration - Camera
Make sure the gimbal is completely flexible and can point the camera in any direction if you need to view structures from below, such as bridges or overpasses.
RPA Configuration - Camera
If the camera is mounted on a gimbal, you can additionally control the orientation of the gimbal or make it track a certain object. This section allows to you configure camera and gimbal related parameters. Configuration options are as below.
  • Gimbal Tilt - Gimbal and camera movement up and down. The user can set Input and Output Channel in Stabilize and Servo reverse mode.
Gimbal Tilt- Output Channel Selection
  • Gimbal Roll – The gimbal or camera is lifted to the left or right by a positive roll angle. This allows you to set action on breach of fence.
  • Gimbal PAN – A lateral side to side movement of the gimbal / camera to the left or right. This allows you to set action on breach of fence.
  • Gimbal General Setting
  • Camera Settings
In camera (RPAConfiguration > Camera), ranges are given following:
Gimbal Setting
Gimbal angle limits
Min
Max
Units
Text
Cdeg
Gimbal Tilt
Gimbal angle limits
-18000
17999
-18000
17999
Cdeg
Servo PWM limits
500
2200
800
2200
Pwm
Gimbal Roll
Gimbal angle limits
-18000
17999
-18000
17999
Cdeg
Servo PWM limits
500
2200
800
2200
Pwm
Gimbal Pan
Gimbal angle limits
-18000
17999
-18000
17999
Cdeg
Servo PWM limits
500
2200
800
2200
Pwm
Type
Min
Max
Units
Camera servo off
1000
2000
Pwm
Camera servo on
1000
2000
Pwm
Camera trigger distance
0
1000
m
Camera trigger duration
0
50
deciseconds

Camera Config

RPA Configuration -Camera Config
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