P15542: X-Y Camera Rig

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Project Summary

The X-Y Camera Rig is used to image the large works of art in a museum's collection that are permanently installed in galleries and cannot be captured in a single shot. The rig is mounted perpendicular to the work of art and takes multiple pictures that are then stitched together to form a single image. The current X-Y camera rig, that was developed by the 2013-2014 Senior Design Team, makes stitching these images difficult due to the unstable frame when fully extended and lack of a reliable leveling mechanism. The current design also lacks safety features regarding the operator, the rig, and the surrounding artwork.

The goals of this project are to create a system that has a calibration routine that will ensure that during the real-time operation the camera will move smoothly to each position. Operational safety features need to be added, as well as improvements to camera stability. Limiting factors to this modification may result from trying to reduce both weight and overall size by having to reduce potential safety features and ensuring camera stability throughout the rig configuration.

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

The goal of the project is to deliver an XY camera rig with reduced sway, improved safety features, and automated movements.

Key Deliverables include but are not limited to:

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Interview Notes

Customer Requirements

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Engineering Requirements


Use Case Scenario

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Problem Definition Review

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