With the AX Smart Cameras, Baumer presents its first industrial smart cameras. These combine Nvidia Jetson Nano or NX modules with Sony CMOS sensors to form a freely programmable image processing platform for AI applications. The 3.2 and 5MP cameras, respectively, enable up to 77fps. Based on Linux, they support arbitrary programming languages and enable the use of various image processing libraries and APIs. FPGA-based features such as Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance automatically deliver the best image quality for the application.
The 2020 Mars Rover mission will have 23 cameras on board. Descent cameras will help pilot the rover’s descent to the Martian surface. Engineering cameras will allow the rover to navigate the rocks and dust that cover the planet. And finally, scientific cameras will make observations and help collect samples.