Perspective through stereo

Abstract

What was once only possible in crime series will soon be reality (get your CSI Miami one-liners at the ready): 3D scans of forensic evidence found at crime scenes, recording minute details to be later analysed from all angles.

One of the main elements of the system is an Enclustra-developed platform which enables the projection of interference patterns and simultaneous recording of stereo video: a compact, cost-effective Mars AX3 module captures the images via two cameras connected to the new Mars EB1 base board via Camera Link. The FPGA firmware running on the Mars AX3 then streams the data to a host PC via Enclustra's FPGA Manager Ethernet IP solution.

The development is taking place as part of the 3D-Forensics project funded by the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7).

Employed Technologies

Xilinx® Artix®-7 | DDR3 SDRAM | Camera Link | Gigabit Ethernet | Xilinx MicroBlaze | VHDL | C | C#

Involved Enclustra Services

FPGA System Design | FPGA Hardware | FPGA HDL | Embedded Software | Host Computer Software

Involved Enclustra Products

Mars AX3 | Mars EB1 | FPGA Manager™ Ethernet