Computational Imaging Laboratory

Computational Imaging Laboratory

The laboratory is equipped with a wide selection of opto-electronic components and tools. It includes, among others, multiple optic tables (ThorLabs), prototyping lasers of various classes (plus laser goggles; laser training required), lenses, cameras, prisms, beam splitters, missors, etc. It further includes electronic tools such as programmable signal generators, oscilloscopes, volt meters, soldering irons, microcontrollers and embedded architectures, as well as basic electronic components.

Facilities

  • Time of Flight Cameras Brand: Espros and Texas Instruments,
    Model: Espros DME660 & Ti OPT8241
    Time of Flight Cameras The lab owns multiple time-of-flight (TOF) cameras such as Espros DME660 and Ti OPT8241. The Espros DME660 is a standalone 3D-TOF distance measurement camera with a resolution of 320x240 pixels. It has a wide field of view (H94° x V69°) and a range of up to 10m on white targets. It can be attached using USB or Ethernet and a fully documented SDK is provided.
  • FPGA Protoyping boards, Microcontrollers, embedded SOCs Brand: multiple,
    Model: multiple
    FPGA Protoyping boards, Microcontrollers, embedded SOCs The lab provides researchers with a range of development boards, including:
    • Altera Cyclone IVe FPGA development boards:
    -DE2-115 development board with on-board USB-Blaster, JTAG and AS mode configuration support, 128MB SDRAM, 2MB SRAM, 8MB Flash, SPI, 4-bit SD support, USB 2.0 host, 2x Gigabit Ethernet and mode. The FPGA provides 115k LEs
  • Embedded Cameras and Diffractive Optical Elements Brand: Point Grey and own development,
    Model: multiple
    Embedded Cameras and Diffractive Optical Elements VCC develops its own diffractive optical elements, which can, e.g., be used with Point Grey cameras provided by the Computational Imaging Lab.
    One of the promising applications of this DOE is to use them with future cameras that optically encode information about the real world in such a way that can be captured by image sensors.
  • Light in flight Imaging Systems
    Light in flight Imaging Systems This is an imaging system for capturing “light in flight” or transient imaging, the prototype is based on modulated light source and PMD camera. In this imaging modality, short pulses of light are observed “in fligh” as they propagate through a scene. Transient images are useful to help understand light propagation in complex environments and to analyze light transport for research and many practical applications.
  • Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators, Multimeters Brand: Multiple,
    Model: Multiple
    Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators, Multimeters This lab also provides a small electronics workspace including:
    • Regulated lab power supplies (2x TTi QL355TP)
    • Programmable Waveform Generators (2x Agilent 33500B, 1x Keysight 33600A)
    • Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes (2x Agilent InfiniiVision MSO-X 2024A, 1x Keysight InfiniiVision MSO-X 3104T)
  • Soldering Equipment, vises, helping hands, and related tools Brand: Weller,
    Model: multiple
    Soldering Equipment, vises, helping hands, and related tools The lab provides two Weller soldering stations with fine soldering tips for micro-electronics and one Weller re-soldering station. We also have an array of vises, helping hands, magnifying lenses, etc. to help in the soldering process. We also stock small quantities of common electronic components such as linear ICs, resistors, capacitors, etc.
  • Digital Cameras Brand: Multiple,
    Model: Multiple
    Digital Cameras The lab also contains a variety of digital video and still cameras to measure and monitor the output of our optical setups. The lab has multiple professional, cinema-grade Red cams (Scarlet X, providing up to 5k resolution and up to 120Hz at 1k). The lab also has two Canon EOS 70D with an array of lenses of different specifications.