To verify the Pylon Installation on the shared drive, I tried connecting the Basler acA640-100gm to the PoE connector and running it through Allegra.
Each time the camera was opened, I got a message on Terminal saying ‘Failed to get the node ‘AcquisitionFrameRate’ from the device’s nodemap’.
Yet, I was able to capture images in single shot and continuous shot mode. I tried to emulate the analog controls (gain at 360, Black level 121) as in Johannes’ elog 12617 and varied the exposure rate from 1 to 5 milliseconds. The camera had the Rainbow 50mm lens with which I was able to focus on some markings on the white board, however the image was extremely magnified and this lens was extremely sensitive which meant that the image went quickly out of focus.
I checked the CCD cabinet in the 40m to find 12 mm lenses which couldn’t focus properly. So I couldn’t quite get an image as Johannes had been able to obtain! I also got an image of a cable in focus but it is very dark due to the exposure time.
WIth the components for the telescope design arriving(hopefully) by tomorrow, I should be able to assemble the telescope and capture some more images.
From Joe B’s paper and discussion with Gautam and Johannes, I came up with three models for configuring the GigE’s. Three configuration models for the GigE have been proposed which connect the camera to a computer network. While the first model is just involves connecting the camera directly to a PC with Pylon installation using a Power over Ethernet adapter, it would be only efficient in the basic IP configuration of the camera without involving a complex network. The second model describes the integration of the camera to 'Martian'. The third model combines the creation of a separate camera subnetwork and integrating this network with the main network in the lab through a switch. This model would be more efficient to employ as the number of cameras increases. The same purpose could be achieved by using a PC with two network ports one of which connects to the camera subnet while another links it to the Martian where the computers running the client script could stream desired frames.