Stills Camera Control Systems:
A one-box solution to control 13 EOS stills cameras providing 13 power supplies, 13 opto-isolated focus/shutter triggers, and a 13 way USB3 hub. It has turned 15 boxes and 54 cables into 1 box and 14 cables.
We have made 72 of these boxes, totalling 936 cameras. Update - Soon to be 118 boxes, 1536 cameras.
Sequence Control Processors:
We have recently added mautomatic multiple exposure processors to allow various different types of "chase firing" with no added cables. Unique identities for different placement of cameras & flashes has been used. We can now dial a variety of sequences. A 5-sequence shoot is completed in approx 700mS (169 photos involving 5Ds, 6D, 100D, 750D & 600D cameras - all used in each of the 5 shots). We believe a competitor manages this in around 7 seconds, so we manage this in 1/10th of the time.
Remote Head Control System - complete head/desk control with 3 x RS482/232 isolated comms channels each end, and CAN control of motor drives, Canon/Fujinon lens control.
Left: desk main control PCB, and smaller header PCB with haptic vibration motor, USB. Rright: head conbtrol PCB, PSU board under the rear, and drive unit for pan motor.
Helicopter Power Monitor - provides readouts of system voltage, current use, and running time (middle left & right pictures). It also displays the minimum voltage level reached, and the maximum current draw reached since switch-on (for further information, contact Aerospace Design Facilities).
Helicopter Generator Failure Power Control - We have recently undertaken the redesign of a power switching unit (for Aerospace Design Facilities / AS Aero) which will switch off non-critical power systems in the event of a generator failure.