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.
The ATOM lab has a 50’ x 30’ x 12’
unobstructed volume and achieves accurate motion capture using 33 Vicon T40
series IR cameras.
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.
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.
N266 Technology Hall
Huntsville, AL 35761
Dr. Nathan Slegers
Mechanical and Aerospace
University of Alabama in
Recent Experiments in the ATOM
Efficient modeling of tethers: Tether
dynamic models were validated for a variety conditions. (Click image to see a
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