Engineering Application Notes

Engineering Application Notes

Below is a table that contains a number of important Engineering Application Notes (EANs) on many support subjects. These are a great resource in supporting your implementation of SightLine products and software. As needed, please see our Documentation page for more detailed product information.

Camera Support

Description

Camera CompatibilityThis document provides a list of support cameras for both the SLA-1500 and the SLA-3000. It also outlines required interface boards.
Airborne AGS720p Configuration GuideThis document describes how to configure the Airborne AGS720p global shutter camera.
SLA-3000-SONY ConfigurationThis document describes how to configure the SLA-3000-SONY camera interface board.
SLA-1500 Lens Control ConfigurationThis document describes how to configure the SLA HARDWARE for controlling motorized lenses.
SLA-1500 DRS Zafiro ConfigurationThis document outlines the configuration of the 1500-OEM for use with the DRS Zafiro Camera.
SLA-1500 L3 NightWarrior ConfigurationThis document outlines the configuration of the 1500-OEM for use with the L3 NightWarrior.
SLA-1500 Hitachi ConfigurationThis document outlines the configuration of the 1500-OEM for use with the Hitachi SC120R Camera.
SLA-1500 SONY ConfigurationThis document shows some of the basic setup of the SLA-1500-OEM for use with the SONY FCB EH6300 & EV7500.
SLA-1500/3000 FLIR ConfigurationsThis document shows some of the basic setup of the 1500 and 3000 OEM boards for use with FLIR BOSON, TAU, and QUARK cameras. Except for the digital camera settings, the QUARK uses the same drivers as the TAU.
SLA-1500 FLIR Photon ConfigurationThis document covers an example step-by-step setup of the SLA-1500-OEM for use with the FLIR Photon HRC camera.
Tamron Camera ConfigurationThis document outlines the configuration of the SLA-1500 and SLA-3000 for use with the Tamron Camera.
SLA-1500 HDMI ConfigurationThis document outlines the configuration of the 1500-OEM for use with the 1500-HDMI Board.
SLA-3000 HDMI ConfigurationThis document outlines the configuration of the 3000-OEM for use with the 3000-HDMI Board.
SLA-DRS Tamarisk Camerahis document describes how to configure the SLA HARDWARE for controlling DRS Cameras.

Hardware Support

Description

SLA-1500 Hardware SetupThis document describes some examples for using the SLA-1500-AB and other accessory boards.
EAN-SLA-1500-UsingGPIOThis document will cover creating a customer application to run on the SLA-1500-OEM ARM processor that will read GPIO state and send commands to the VideoTrack1500 application also running on the ARM processor.

Note: Requires version 2.21 firmware (or higher)
EAN-UsingGPSGuide on using the standalone binary example application for gathering and passing GPS data. Contact us if you are interested in obtaining or reviewing this sample source code.
EAN Dual Board ModeThis document describes how to configure a system containing two SightLine units where one unit is responsible for registration and tracking and the other unit is responsible for rendering and compression.
Using the VLC Media ClientThis document describes network settings for streaming to the VLC media client.
Setup File RecordingThis document describes configuring the SLA HARDWARE to record video or snap shots to either the onboard MicroSD card or to an external FTP drive.
Rename/Repair Parameter FilesOccasionally some combination of setting can cause the system to not complete its boot cycle. The solution will be to interrupt the boot cycle using the serial port, rename/move the suspect parameter file to a temporary file, then reboot the hardware.

Upgrade Support

Description

SLA-1500 Upgrade UtilitySLA-1500-OEM Firmware Upgrade Utility Guide

This document also describes the steps for updating a license file on the SLA/SLE-1500-OEM video processing board.

Note:The license files are tied directly to their respective board's serial number.
SLA-2000-Server UpgradeSLA-2000-OEM Firmware Update Procedure. Requires knowledge of IP addressing and configuring hosts with static IP addresses.
SLA-3000 Upgrade UtilitySLA-3000-OEM Firmware Upgrade Utility Guide

This document also describes the steps for updating a license file on the SLA/SLE-3000-OEM video processing board.

Note:The license files are tied directly to their respective board's serial number.
SLA-1500-FPGA
This document outlines steps for updating or changing the FPGA code on both the SLA-1500 Rev C and Rev E boards. If you interested in learning more about whether your camera can be or is supported, please contact us.

Network Support

Description

Network Configuration 1500 & 3000This document describes how to set a static IP address for the SLA-1500 and SLA-3000. It also covers how to set additional Telemetry network destinations.
Encoding Configurations 1500 & 3000This document describes encoding settings for outbound streams on the SLA-1500 and SLA-3000. It also covers decoding options for viewing SLA network streams.
Opening Video Streams with GStreamerDescribes how to configure your SLA board to stream H.264 video data to a host system and how to configure GStreamer to decode and display the stream.
RTSP User GuideThis document describes how to use video players VLC, and ffplay to stream video from an SLA-1500 using RTSP.

Support Guides

Description

Source Code Examples for DevelopmentThis document outlines a number examples that are provided as sample Visual Studio 2008 projects. Visit the Software Downloads page for the zip files available for download.
RTP Support for GCS SoftwareThis document describes how to configure SLA video processor boards for sending out a RTP-H264 video stream for the Mission Planner and QGround Control software.
How to Implement Tracking A practical guide for setting Tracker Parameters.
Detection Modes GuideThis document provides guidelines regarding the parameters used for the various detection modes.
KLV Metadata ImplementationThis document covers working with KLV Metadata.
RTP MJPEG ConfigurationDescribes how to configure the SLA-2000-OEM for RTP MJPEG video output.
Serial Pass-ThroughThis document describes the serial pass-through concept, how to set it up, and how to test it.
SLA-AlgorithmsThis document will describe the Video Processing Algorithms.

Configuration Support

Description

Microhard Radio Board SetupThis document describes how to configure the SLA Hardware for Microhard Radio Integration.
Processing Infrared TemperaturesThis document describes how to configure the SLA Hardware for capturing Thermal Data.
Digital Video InputThis document describes how to configure the SLA Hardware for Digital Video input.