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Ocular Robotics REV25

The  RobotEye REV25 Vision is a two-axis high-performance vision system with unprecedented motion bandwidth. RobotEye Vision systems are conceptually similar to conventional pan-tilt or gimballed systems in that they both affect the pointing of cameras about two axes, but that is where the similarity ends.

The RobotEye technology core on which the REV25 is based enables the view of the camera to be steered while both motors and the camera itself remain completely stationary. The implications of this are manifold and it means RobotEye Vision systems exhibit a number of properties that set them apart from alternative systems. In particular, the following characteristics have a significant impact on a wide range of common applications for directable camera systems, and the enabling of new applications not previously possible.

Features

Robustness
The RobotEye REV25 Vision has been designed to operate in the harshest environments. RobotEye systems have a natural immunity to shock and vibration transmitted through the platform to which they are attached making them ideal for extended service on the ground, surface and air vehicles and other mobile equipment. This is achieved because the moving components in RobotEye systems are lightweight and supported at their periphery. In contrast to pan-tilt and gimbals systems have relatively large masses supported on shafts which under shock and vibration drive large forces back through the drive train shortening their serviceable lifetime. Other factors contributing to the reliability of the REV25 include:

  • The absence of any slip rings in the system which is due to the fact that all electronics including the camera remain completely stationary during operation eliminating the need to pass electrical signals through rotating joints.
  • The camera, motors and all electronics are located below the blue mounting flange as seen in the image on the adjacent page in a single enclosure or internal to the platform on which the REV25 is mounted simplifying environmental protection.

Imaging Options
A feature of the REV25, when compared to gimballed camera systems, is the freedom to use any C-mount camera of your choice. The REV25 is offered with an option for wide or narrow field optics which enable the user to select the optical arrangement that best suits their chosen camera and their application.


System Customization
Supply to OEM’s and integrators is an important part of the Ocular Robotics business and as such customization of our standard offering to meet the needs of particular applications or operating environments is central to our operations. Whether it is tailoring for operation in a particular service environment, enhancing performance specifications, altering the optical path characteristics or a complete ground-up design for a particular application, all of these things can be achieved while retaining the trademark dynamic performance and other benefits of the RobotEye technology.

Specifications

Mechanical Optical
Maximum Aperture Rate 10,000°/s* Optical Field of View (diagonal) 40°
Maximum Aperture Acceleration 100,000°/s² Optical Port C-mount
Azimuth Axis Resolution 0.010° Software
Elevation Axis Resolution 0.010° RobotEye C++ Development Library Windows/Linux
Azimuth Range 360° Continuous Environmental
Elevation Range 70° (±35°) Operating Temperature Range** -20°C – +70°C
Accuracy 0.05° IP Class Rating *** 65
Weight 1.6kg
Electrical
Communication Ethernet
Supply Voltage 24VDC
Power Consumption
— Typical (average) < 40W
— Maximum (transient) 200W

* At the maximum acceleration rate of 100,000°/s² more than a full rotation is required to reach 10,000°/s aperture slew rate.

** Does not include temperature rating of the camera used with the system

*** IP Rating valid only when supplied in an enclosure as shown in the adjacent image and both supplied power & optionally supplied weatherproof Ethernet cable connectors are fitted.

Specifications are subject to change without notice

Media

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Rev25 Vision Demo