P14571: Ruggedized Camera Encoder

Problem Definition

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Project Summary

A Ruggedized Camera Encoder (RCE) is a compact and robust system that analyzes a stream of image data in real-time. Typically, video analytics are completed using post processing techniques on a unit that is separate from the camera stream. This system will eliminate the need for post processing which cuts down on turnaround time and the need for a secondary system.

The goal of this project is to deliver a working prototype that will have a small enclosure (tabletop) with two tethered camera inputs, acquiring HD 1080p 30fps image data. The system will be capable of processing the image data in real-time running different video analytics algorithms. It will be capable of streaming compressed image data over GigE to a standard video client for diagnostics.

Project Summary Rev.A (1/30/2014)

Interview Questions Rev.A (1/30/2014)


This section contains the links to the requirements documentation in its various revisions.
Requirements Matrix

Requirements Matrix

Note: Customer requirements (needs) are in the first tab and engineering requirements (specifications) are in the second tab.


Factors, usually system-level, that limit your design space. (e.g., cost, total weight, total footprint, total power available)
Constraint Limit





Dimensions (LxWxH)

(7 6/16th")x(4 6/16th")x(2 10/16th")

Available power


Project Goals and Key Deliverables

See Planning & Execution page.

Solution Parking Lot

During the Problem Definition phase, you will start coming up with possible solutions. Rather than act on those now, put them in the Solution Parking Lot, and come back to them after your team has fully defined the problem.

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