Acquisition hardware

The Laboratory is equipped with 6 cameras that can use standard f-mount lens and have software control of many internal parameters.

The acquisition is performed by different systems, protected by a UPS system, equipped with special frame grabbers (IO industries) that collect collect data from cameras through a camera link connection. These systems can control cameras, their parameters, the synchronization and the acquisition settings.

Each system is able to acquire directly onto hard drives ensuring in this way very long acquisitions or many consecutive experiments before exporting data.

Acquisition can be performed through both manual controls and python scripts.

The exported images can have different format like bmp, jpeg, png.