In the past, it’s very hard for us, especially the ordinary civilians to track light source, as we didn’t have the chance to buy or build our own facilities to perform this task. However, time passes by and everything is constantly changing.
Today, we’ll have the opportunity to develop our own simple yet powerful light source motion tracking system.
The main objective of the project is to accurately detect motion and report the speed of moving light sources in the view of camera. Basically, you can use this light source motion tracking system for many purposes. Let’s take an example. A night vision goggle that sees certain light spectrums is able to detect enemy motion, even in the darkest places!
Honestly, the project is built on an Altera DE2 development board with a Nios II CPU instantiated in hardware. In addition, it equipped with Terasic TRDB_DC2 1.3 Megapixel camera, speakers and a VGA monitor. The development can be done, by using the Quartus II IDE and the NIOS II IDE. In other hand, the image capturing and filtering are implementing in hardware, while the position and vector calculations are all done in the Nios II CPU.
Developing the light source motion tracking system would be a great experience for you. That’s why, you shouldn’t miss it!