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The UAHuntsville ATOM lab is a powerful digital tracking solution providing unrivaled data accuracy for 3D applications. It offers accurate, high speed, interference-free, and low latency real-time tracking for engineering-related studies. The ATOM lab allows testing and analysis on systems as diverse as: robot tracking, human factors engineering, and virtual engineering. The facility allows freedom to test and analyze whatever can be built.

Size

The ATOM lab has a 50 x 30 x 12 unobstructed volume and achieves accurate motion capture using 33 Vicon T40 series IR cameras.

Accuracy

The T40 cameras captures 10-bit grayscale pixels boasting a resolution of 4 megapixels. The large numbers of high resolution cameras allow 1.5mm tracking accuracy over the entire capture volume.

Speed

Data can be captured up to 370 frames per second. The system can easily track 50 unique objects simultaneously with latency of only 5 milliseconds.


Contact Info
N266 Technology Hall
Huntsville, AL 35761

P: 256-824-6543

slegers@mae.uah.edu
Dr. Nathan Slegers
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Lab
Recent Experiments in the ATOM Lab
Efficient modeling of tethers: Tether dynamic models were validated for a variety conditions. (Click image to see a test) 
Live butterflies have been recorded to capture their dynamics (Click image to see a test 1/10 speed test) 
Gestures are being recorded to indentify hoe "intention" is communicated. (Click image to see move forward gesture with left hand)