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Message ID: 18     Entry time: Mon Apr 12 17:25:01 2010
Author: Aidan 
Type: Electronics 
Category: Hartmann sensor 
Subject: Fiber-Camera Link demonstration 

 I installed the EDT PCIe4 DV C-Link frame grabber in a spare Windows XP PC and connected the Dalsa 1M60 camera directly to it via the CameraLink cable. In this configuration I was able to access the menu system in the camera using the supplied serial_cmd.exe routine.

PC --> Frame-Grabber --> Camera-Link Cable --> Dalsa 1M60: works OK

Next, I attached the RCX C-Link: Fiber to Camera Link converters to either end of a 300' fiber, plugged them into the PC and the Dalsa 1M60 and then supplied them with 5V of power. Once again, I was able to access the on-board menu system in the camera (as the attached screen-capture shows). I also did a quick-test using the in-built video display program and verified that I could get an image from the camera - by waving around my hand in front of the CCD I was able to modulate the light in the image on the computer. This, therefore, demonstrates that the camera can be easily accessed and run at a distance of at least 300' via optical fiber.


PC --> Frame-Grabber --> RCX C-Link --> 300' optical fiber --> RCX C-Link --> Dalsa 1M60works OK

The attached images:

 hartman_sensor.JPG: a screencap of the Dalsa 1M60 on-board menu system captured with the C-Link to fiber connector running

Fiber_Camera_Link_1.jpg: A RCX C-Link and one end of the 300' fiber connected to the Dalsa 1M60


Fiber_Camera_Link_3.jpg: A RCX C-Link and the other end of the 300' fiber connected to the PC






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