USB Thermal Camera Control

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by dominics, May 24, 2016.

  1. dominics

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    May 24, 2016
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    Hi everyone.

    I have a project in mind, first I want to know if it is even possible to achieve and secondly a best course of action to achieve it.
    I have little experience in this sort of electronics, but I am an engineer and can learn these things quickly. I understand it would be decent learning curve.

    I have a thermal camera, the camera settings currently can only be changed via a USB connection to a computer using their software.
    What I want to achieve is to control these settings remotely, by connecting a "device" to the usb connection of the camera and activating the command using a radio transmitter (Futaba 14SG to be specific). The receiver has a PWM output.

    The camera manual states all the commands required to change settings (example below).
    The following example from the manual describes adjusting the brightness of the camera:
    ID
    24
    Function Code (hex)
    0x18
    Command
    BRIGHTNESS_BIAS
    Description
    Gets or sets the brightness bias value used by the once-bright AGC algorithm
    Byte Count
    Set Cmd: 2
    & Reply: 2
    Argument (i.e, Data Bytes) (hex)
    Brightness bias value
    Notes
    Range: -16384 to 16383
    See para. 3.3.2.6.5 of Ref. 1 / Ref. 3 for explanation of this parameter. It is not applicable to all AGC algorithms.

    Link to manual: http://cvs.flir.com/tau2-quark-software-idd?_ga=1.206656016.2097579166.1459214957

    Regards
    Dominic
     
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