Development kit pmd[vision]® CamBoard pico monstar - 700.000.095
The CamBoard pico monstar is a high-end 3D camera development kit based on pmd Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology. It features a wide Field of View (FoV) of 100° x 85° degrees, a high pixel count of 352 x 288 pixels and covers a massive 6m measurement range while still powered by USB 3.0. The pico monstar supports a variety of operation modes up to 60 fps.
With the wide FoV and long range, the pico monstar is suited perfectly for high-end 3D depth sensing use-cases and applications like automotive, surveillance or gaming.
The CamBoard pico monstar comes with pmd´s powerful software suite Royale, containing all the logic to operate the 3D camera including a visualization tool, the Royale Viewer. Royale is cross platform compatible and runs on Windows, Linux/ARM, Ubuntu Linux and macOS. The SDK to develop your own applications is C++ based and supports several programming languages and libraries like ROS, OpenCV, OpenNI2, Matlab, C, DotNet.
Royale delivers the following data:
- 3D point cloud: X, Y and Z values for every pixel result in a point cloud of the observed scene.
- Gray value: In addition to the Z value, every pixel provides a gray value, which represents the signal strength (amplitude) of the active illumination, so this is an IR gray value image. It can be used for standard 2D image processing and it is perfectly aligned to the depth image. It is also not affected by background light so it is a very robust 2D image in every light condition. This data also directly corresponds to the depth data quality so it gives a performance indication for the depth data.
- Confidence value: This value provides information whether the pixel measured a valid 3D value or whether the 3D data is not reliable due to saturation, underexposure or other reasons.