I'm here once more to gather some opinions for my project. My thesis advisor got a new grant for a new autonomous vehicle based on a small ATV. The prior project, the one I'm still working on, uses webcams for image gathering. The main problem I'm having is related to dynamic range and low fps. Because of vibration caused by navigation over rough terrains, several frames from the webcam are blurred. While I could certainly create an active gimbal ala Red Team, we don't have the resources to do that. Instead, a higher fps should be enough to freeze movement under certain vibration scenarios.
We have between $800 to $1500 to spend on a higher [than a webcam] camera solution (camera+lens+cables+frame grabber). While this money buys tens of webcams, I have already realized that it could be insufficient to buy a single frame grabber, depending on the frame grabber, so I seek your advice on what other options may be viable.
Currently we are contemplating this one:We also need pan/tilt mechanism that will withstand the forces generated by the shocks.
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