Documentation

The following sections provide access to a wealth of information to assist in the understanding, use, and integration of SightLine video processors.

SightLine Company Policy and Sales Documents

Slide deck summary of SightLine products and applications.

End user license agreement (EULA) for use of SightLine products

Explanation of non-ITAR export controls and policies for SightLine products.

Return Material Authorization policy and steps customers will follow when a return of equipment is indicated by our technical support team.

Explains how customers can get best possible pricing by using higher volume POs but with generous delivery schedules

Warranty information for SightLine products

Shipping and payment terms used for our purchase processes

Setup Procedures, Upgrade Utilities, and Troubleshooting

Setup guides provides initial setup and test procedures for the 1500-OEM and EAB video processor options.

Setup-Guide provides initial setup and test procedures for the 3000-OEM video processor.

Setup-Guide provides initial setup and test procedures for the 4000-OEM video processor.

Outlines the steps for installing and running the Upgrade Utility to manage the firmware, parameter, license and other program files critical to hardware and software functions.

Network issues and other common problems setting up the video processing boards.

Outlines the differences between dynamic and non-dynamic parameter file settings and how to correctly save them to the board. Also guides customers through steps to recover operation by resetting the processor parameter file.

Guidance for using the WinSCP tool which is used for accessing the processors using a serial port.

Describes how to use the performance graph features to measure processing and latency on the 1500-OEM and 3000-OEM boards.

1500 / ICDS / Drawings / 3D Models

1500-OEM Related Hardware

Interface Control Document (ICD)

Drawings

3D Model

SOM Processor

NA

Must Be Requested From LogicPD

Camera Link Camera Interface Board

FPC Ribbon Interface Board – OEM Side

FFC Ribbon Interface Board – OEM Side

FLIR Boson – FPC Adapter Board – Camera Side

FLIR Quark – FFC Adapter Board – Camera Side

DRS Tamarisk – FFC Adapter Board – Camera Side

DRS Tamarisk – FPC Adapter Board – Camera Side

SLA-FPC-DRS

FLIR TAU2 – FFC Adapter Board – Camera Side

Microhard Radio Interface Boards – discontinued

3000 / 4000 / ICDS / Drawings / 3D Models

3000 / 4000-OEM Related Hardware

Interface Control Document (ICD)

Drawings

3D Model

System Troubleshooting Interface

SLA-4000-DEBUG Rev A

SLA-4000-DEBUG Rev A STEP

FPC ribbon interface board – OEM side

FFC ribbon interface board – OEM side

3000-OEM Base Plate and Heatsink

TBD

TBD

FLIR Boson – FPC adapter board – Camera Side

DRS Tamarisk – FFC adapter board – Camera Side

DRS Tamarisk – FPC adapter board – Camera Side

SLA-FPC-DRS

FLIR Quark – FFC adapter board – Camera Side

FLIR TAU2 – FFC adapter board – Camera Side

Camera Configuration and Digital Video Input Support

Complete list of supported cameras for both the 1500 and the 3000. It also outlines required interface boards.

How to configure the SightLine hardware for digital video input.

Describes how to use the Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC) and Dead Pixel Removal (DPR). This function helps to improve the video and imaging quality from an IR camera.

Setup and configuration information for the Sony block cameras.

Setup and configuration information for the Hitachi block cameras.

Setup and configuration information for the AGS720P Global Shutter camera.

Setup and configuration information for the HDMI cameras.

Setup and configuration information for the FLIR Tau, Quark, and Boson LWIR cameras.

Configuration for control of motorized zoom and focus lenses.

Setup and configuration information for the DRS Tamarisk LWIR cameras.

Configuring the FPGA on the 1500-OEM

Setup and configuration information for the the Imperx B1921C camera

Provides information on configuring a 3000 system to acquire digital video from a TVP7002 interface.

Network Interfaces

Overview and tip related to network connections. How to set a static IP address for the SLA-1500 and SLA-3000. How to set additional telemetry network destinations.

How to configure SLA video processor boards for sending out a RTP-H264 video stream for the Mission Planner and QGround Control software.

Encoding and Decoder Compatibility

Outlines SightLine’s encoding capabilities and library support of motion imagery standards for streaming video and metadata. It also covers encoding options, compatible decoders, and encoding configuration settings.

Covers how to set up the 3000-OEM and 4000-OEM as a decoder.

Configuration settings to stream H.264 video data to a host system and how to configure GStreamer to decode and display the stream.

Describes commands used to set MISB metadata fields for SightLine products.

Network settings for streaming to the VLC media client.

Overview and guidance related to RTSP networking.

Reviews third party Video Management Software (VMS) packages that connect and receive video from SightLine products.

Other System Interfaces - GPIO, Serial, Radio, GPS, ETC.

Describes how to configure GPIO lines to work with a custom ARM application that triggers the video processing boards to take a snapshot or start a video recording using a button. It also covers how to send commands through the boards for communicating with I2C devices. Requires version 2.21 firmware (or higher).

Describes how to set up serial communications for cameras, GPS or other payload devices from SightLine hardware.

Video Processing Functions - Detection, Tracking, Recording Enhancement, ETC.

Guidelines for setting Tracker Parameters.

Guidelines regarding the parameters used for the various detection modes.

Configurations for capturing thermal data.

Overview and settings for configuring false color on video.

Describes how to use blending features to combine elements from an Infrared (IR) camera and Visible (EO) camera.

Configurations to record video or snap shots to either the onboard MicroSD card or to an external FTP drive.

Describes how to use the performance graph features to measure processing and latency on the 1500-OEM and 3000-OEM boards.

Describes how to use overlay tools to modify, enhance, and create overlay graphics in Panel Plus.

Describes how to use the Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC) and Dead Pixel Removal (DPR). This function helps to improve the video and imaging quality from an IR camera.

Describes how to configure the SightLine’s Landing detection capability.

Download the landing pattern in various formats (.jpg) (.ai) (.pdf) (.psd)

Software Support Documentation

The documents in this section are also available on the software download page.

IDD – SightLine Protocol Document – latest Version (see Software Releases page for alternate formats and previous versions available for download)

Guidance for developing applications that can be run on the ARM processor of the 1500-OEM or 3000-OEM.

Guidance for developing applications that can be run on the ARM processor of the 4000-OEM.

How to use the Lua Scripting language to develop functions that can be run on the ARM processor of the 1500 or 3000.

How to update firmware versions on the input video management FPGA on the 1500-OEM.

Describes PC setup and example code compilation options provided in the SLA-PC-Examples file.