Here are some helpful documents describing the details of the Sentera Single.
- Sentera Single Hardware Integration Guide
- Sentera Single Cad Model (.step)
- Sentera Single Interface Control Drawing (.pdf)
Sentera Single Hardware Integration Guide
The Sentera Single allows users a large amount of flexibility with how to interface to the camera to provide power as well as power external devices directly from the camera. As described in the overview, there are multiple options available for users to interface with the Sentera Single. Detailed below are the currently supported devices.
- Lockheed Martin Kestrel autopilot (3.3V UART)
- Pixhawk autopilot (3.3V UART)
- MAVLink based systems (3.3V UART)
- Sentera based systems (100Base-T Ethernet)
- GPS based triggering/metadata (PWR and 3.3V UART)
- Sentera Light Sensor (3.3V I2C)
- Customized ICD options available upon request
Cables to interface to the camera can be purchased directly from Sentera upon request. Major suppliers also offer pre-terminated cables/contacts for users to easily create their own cable installations that suit's each user's specific requirements.
The Sentera Single has a 100Base-T Ethernet interface that can be used for all camera functions through connector J1 as detailed below. Most standard interfaces do not require the Ethernet interface. This interface can also be used to access the cameras MicroSD card when on the ground.
J1 - Ethernet
Pin Signal Type T568A Color
|Mating Connector: 51021-0400|
The Sentera Single has a Power and I/O connector through connector J2 that is typically used to aid in triggering the camera from the flight controller or GPS receiver. This connector also provides a 3.3V voltage source to power the Sentera Light Sensor and/or an external GPS receiver.
J2 - Power and I/O
Pin Signal Type Description
|1||VBATT||PWR||6 to 26V Input - 2.4W @ 12VIn typical|
|3||(3V3)RXD||I||3.3V UART Input|
|4||(3V3)TXD||O||3.3V UART Output|
|5||VCC_3V3||PWR||3.3VDC @ 1A. Power Output|
|7||(3V3)SCL||I/O||3.3V I2C - Light Sensor|
|8||(3V3)SDA||I/O||3.3V I2C - Light Sensor|
|Mating Connector: 51021-0800|