Intelligent spherical camera with automatic ominibearing search of target

Application Number: 00118546
Application Date: 2000.06.27
Publication Number: 1276675
Publication Date: 2000.12.13
Priority Information:
International: H04N5/232
Applicant(s) Name: Nanwang Image Information Industry Co., Ltd., Zhejiang
Inventor(s) Name: Wang Xuanyin;Zhang Jian;Tang Huiming
Patent Agency Code: 33200
Patent Agent: lin fuyu
Abstract An intelligent spherical camera with automatic omnibearing search of target has a CCD pick-up unit installed in semi-spherical cylindrical inclosure with transparent window. A pair of gears are driven by two step motors to make the pick-up unit be turned horizontally by over 360 degrees and vertically by over 90 deg . The image taken by CCD pick-up unit is sent to image processing unit, where it is recognized by software and a command is sent to the movement control unit of step motors to change the direction of pick-up unit, realizing movement control of pick-up unit and target tracking. Its advantages are simple structure and circuit, high precision and efficiency and high resolution.