FLIR Controller

For the UCAR project, we have an infrared camera to record thermal images of the ground as we fly. Synchronizing these images with our radar system required us to design a small, robust controller. Using a Teensy USB development board, I am able to watch for voltage changes from our radar system, and output the required PWM signal to trigger the camera. This is an incredibly simple solution – exactly what we needed! It will connect in with our radar on one side, the FLIR camera with the other, and has a small micro USB port to power the controller. Beauty in simplicity! Attached is a memo explaining the process.

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