Development Kit pmd[vision]® CamBoard pico monstar - 700.000.095
The CamBoard pico monstar is a high-end 3D camera development kit based on pmd Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology. It features a wide Field of View (FoV) of 100° x 85° degrees, a high pixel count of 352 x 288 pixels and covers a massive 6m measurement range while still powered by USB 3.0.
With the wide FoV and long range, the pico monstar is suited perfectly for high-end 3D depth sensing use-cases and applications like automotive, surveillance or gaming.
The CamBoard pico monstar comes with pmd´s powerful software suite Royale, containing all the logic to operate the 3D camera. Also included is the visualization tool, the Royale Viewer. Royale is cross platform compatible and runs on Windows, Linux/ARM, Ubuntu Linux, and macOS. The SDK to develop your own applications is C++ based and supports also several programming languages and libraries like ROS, OpenCV, OpenNI2, Matlab, C, DotNet.
Royale delivers the following data:
- 3D point cloud: X, Y and Z values for every pixel result in a point cloud of the observed scene.
- Grey value (IR): In addition to the Z values, each pixel provides a grey value which corresponds to the signal strength (amplitude) of the active illumination. This IR grey value image can be used for standard 2D image processing and is perfectly aligned with the distance image (Z-values). In addition, the grey value information is not affected by the ambient light, thus resulting in a very robust 2D image independent of the light conditions. Since the quality of the distance measurement can be derived directly from the signal strength, the grey value image is likewise a quality indicator for the distance image.
- Confidence value: This value indicates whether the measured Z value of a pixel is reliable or the quality of the measurement is impaired, e.g. by saturation or underexposure.