Version 0.19.0

Features

  • Add support for Sentera PHX RTK Revision 2 Payloads (Mavlink over UDP)
  • Add support for M200 Series gimbaled payloads (DJI PSDK)
    • Photo mode and Video clip recording from DJI Pilot is supported
    • Streaming Video, LiveNDVI, and Camera Switching available in DJI Pilot
    • FieldAgent Mobile support for image feedback
  • Add support for metadata from Honeywell Hg4940 series Inertial Navigation Systems
  • Add ability to set baud rate for all serial port protocols from the config file
    • Allows Mavlink interfaces to run at their default 57600 bps
  • Allow all protocols to interface over serial or UDP
    • DJI API Port (M100/A3) is currently not supported over serial


Bug Fixes

  • Fixes inability to start session on Omni-RTK Piksi Systems


Misc

  • New config.yml structure, old files will be automatically upgraded on boot
    • config.yml Version 1.3


Version 0.18.2


Features

  • Adds support for Sentera PHX RTK Camera Payloads
    • SourceType: MAVLINK_SBP


Bug Fixes

  • Fixes communication with M100/M600 platforms broken by newer firmware updates
  • Fixes incorrect setting for GPU governor on bootup


Version 0.18.1


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed session start issues with Omni and PHX Pro platforms

Version 0.18.0

Features

  • Added support for Swift Piksi RTK GPS units on M100 systems
  • Enabled world file usage for DJI/Inspire systems
    • For best results, use an Inspire system with a NADIR Gimbal
  • Added iperf3 server to test connection quality to the camera
  • Increased precision of lat/long EXIF tags to allow for RTK precision
  • Auto ISO is now enabled for use on all cameras.
    • This will auto-adjust gain to a max shutter speed of 2.5ms
  • Decreased key-frame interval on video feed to improve performance in lossy datalinks
  • Added detailed payload attitude support for Sentera gimbals on Indago2 firmware >2.7.0
  • All platform types now record GPS accuracy and details in XMP or EXIF tags when the information is available.
  • Added support to enable/disable wifi access point from the config file (Requires installed wifi antennas)
    • SSID: Sentera_[PartNumber]_[SerialNumber]
      • ex. Sentera_21020-03_0003
    • Pass: [SerialNumber][SerialNumber]
      • ex. 00030003
  • Added improved web page interface
    • GPS position, status, and attitude data can now be monitored
    • Configuration files can be swapped
    • Popular config files can now be stored internally in the camera (or SDcard) and selected via the web interface.


Bug Fixes

  • Imagers now consistently take images in the same order, improving high overlap surveys
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the info.txt file from being generated in some case
  • Fixed XMP import issues with newer versions of Pix4D
  • Improved behavior of the system during overheat conditions

Version 0.17.0

Features

  • Added support for FieldAgent™ ILS Analysis
  • Added thermal and CPU performance logs to the info folder to monitor thermal issues
  • Added Mavlink message logging
  • Added capability to disable CPU cores

Bug Fixes

  • If no firmware folder is present on the SDcard, an empty folder is created
  • GPS Latitude and Longitude Exif tags updated to be unsigned rationals
  • A missing SDcard will still allow the system to boot (but not start a session)

Version 0.16.1

Bug Fixes

  • Improved capture rate while using XMP tags in images
  • Fixed a possible crash when capturing images at near the max rate of the camera

Version 0.16.0

Features

  • Added Support for Narrowband NDRE, NDVI, and RGB Filters

Bug Fixes

  • Copying firmware update files to the SDCard on MaxOSX now updates properly

Version 0.15.2

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug preventing ILS over UDP from starting a session

Version 0.15.1

Bug Fixes

  • Fix attitude in Ublox based systems (Phantom/Inspire Upgrades)
  • Disable Auto Antibanding for all imagers

Version 0.15.0

Features

  • Additional XMP and Exif tags are now written to jpeg images
    • pix4d.csv is no longer required to import into Pix4D, all camera parameters, GPS, and pose are contained in the image
  • Cameras with supported hardware now perform flat field corrections on the camera before saving the image
  • Omni systems can now control the EV Compensation and ISO in flight with OSD feedback

Version 0.14.0

Features

  • Onboard FFC is enabled for select Snapcam hardware
  • Improved timing repeatability across the board when triggering near the maximum camera rate
  • Thumbnails are not longer embedded in exif (they were not being used)
  • Light Sensor and GPS/RTK Precision data is now recorded to image-metadata.txt
  • Dji.csv log file now generated with information received from DJI autopilots

Bug Fixes

  • If the hardware-config partition is corrupt, a better log message is generated

Version 0.13.3

Bug Fixes

  • Closing a session without a video feed will now complete successfully

Version 0.13.2

Features

  • Added CPU temperature and frequency logging to jpegs.csv

Version 0.13.1

Bug Fixes

  • A3 Support over UDP works in DJI Simulator again

Version 0.13.0

Features

  • Added a new overlay to indicate the pitch and roll of the gimbal
    • A line with degree markers is shown at -90, 0, and 90 degrees absolute to help with inspection
  • Added a System Time packet to the ICD to allow fine tuning of time before and during a session
    • See ICD Documentation for more details
  • Many improvements to how the config.yml file is handled
    • The last known good config file is now saved in the camera and used if config.yml on the card is blank or missing
    • A factory config file can be set for the camera to use as a reference. This file is written out to the SDcard on boot
    • config.yml is always written to the SDCard on boot if the card is present. This allows the user to see what settings are loaded

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in the Still Session Ack Packet that was sending an incorrect ID
  • Fixed a bug where autopilots without attitude
  • Blank config files will no longer crash the camera

Version 0.12.2

Features

  • Added Hardware Configuration files containing Imager.confs
  • IMPORTANT: These will need to be loaded in after the firmware going forward from this version
  • System.info files now saved to image folders as well and imported into FieldAgent™.
  • LiveNDVI cameras report as NIR+ in ICD Status Packets

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where changing video feeds could cause the feed to crash

Version 0.12.1

Features

  • Added logging of RTK Relative Position to gps.csv

Bug Fixes

  • Increased readability of yellow GPS Status Icons (Darker Shade)
  • Fixed factor offset in gps.csv log file

Version 0.12.0

Features

  • Added GPS Status Overlay to video feed
  • Added Crosshairs to video feed
  • Added capability to disable individual OSD items
  • Added StartingZoomSteps config to start the camera zoomed in for factory focusing

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a color mapping bug for LiveNDVI that was resulting in bad images

Version 0.11.0

Features

  • Added support for Ublox over UDP configuration for the OMNI platform
  • Added support for OMNI metadata using combined Ublox (Lat/Long/Height) and DJI (Yaw)
    • This mode is selected with Source Type: UBLOXP_DJI

Bug Fixes

  • Time Interval of < 1 second for triggers is now interpreted correctly
  • Fixed ICD for ImagerPreviewStream setup to correct an RGB/NDVI selection issue
  • ICD Status packets now report the correct imager type following the Sentera ICD.
  • Changed Height for Ublox to use hMSL rather than height above ellipsoid.
  • Fixed a gimbal lock issue when calculating image roll/pitch/yaw at a gimbal position of exactly 90

Known Issues

  • Occasionally, the config.yml on the SDcard can be erased. When this happens, the LED will remain blinking red and never go green.
    • To fix the boot issue, copy the backup file on the SDcard to config.yml replacing the bad one.

Version 0.10.0

Features

  • A3 GPS Detail packet parsing added to get MSL altitude and other useful parameters
  • Parsing of SBGC data for the Omni and M600 systems added
  • Source type for DJI and U_BLOX modes can now also be commanded

Version 0.9.1

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed minor threading issues when opening and closing sessions frequently during a flight

Version 0.9.0

Features

  • Support for DJI-M100 platform added
    • Uses Lat/Long/Alt/Yaw/Flight Status from the SDK
  • Support for DJI-M600 platform added
    • Uses Lat/Long/Alt/Yaw/Time/Flight Status from the SDK
  • Added user adjustable autoexposure settings.
    • Can choose: frame-average, center-weighted, spot-metering
  • Added a picture taken OSD indicator to the upper right corner of the video stream
  • Camera Preview Setup packet form the ICD support is now added, with new fields appended for preview stream position and OSD enable/disable
  • Digital Camera Zoom now supported through the ICD
  • Session.txt support added offline QuickTiles
  • Overlap modes are supported as a trigger mode for the M100/600 platforms
  • Support added for Incident Light Sensors over UDP

Bug Fixes

  • The system will now only queue up to 5 triggers if it is flooded with trigger requests at a rate faster than it can handle (usually > 2Hz). Any trigger requests given after the queue has reached 5 will be ignored and logged as a failed trigger.
  • World projection files in PROCERUS mode (Kestral Autopilot / ICD) now use aircraft yaw when generating world files.
  • Terrain Elevation packets will now update the terrain estimate used for automatic overlap modes.
  • Improved error handling when the IMU is not present on the I2C bus

Known Issues

  • Auto Overlap Trigger Modes do not currently take into account the digital zoom level

Version 0.8.4

Bug Fixes

  • Fix for Mavlink Altitude being reported as too low in the metadata files

Version 0.8.3

Bug Fixes

  • Fix the RTP Header for Mpeg2 TS w/ RTP Headers

Version 0.8.2

Bug Fixes

  • Fix for incorrect time being received over Mavlink packets

Version 0.8.1

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when using Mpeg2_TS in very bright or very dark environments

Version 0.8.0

Features

  • Added Mpeg2 Transport Stream as an option for streaming video
    • New config options to support RTP/Raw for H264 and Mpeg2_TS
  • Config file can now control whether live ndvi is used or not for streaming video

Bug Fixes

  • FOV in the status packet is now set to the value found in the config.yml

Version 0.7.1

Features

  • IMU Attitude data added to imu.csv for testing

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Yaw/Pitch/Roll data in image metadata for Kestral autopilots
  • Fixed timestamps in metadata for Kestral autopilots
  • Session.txt files now correctly generated for offline QuickTile in FieldAgent™
  • Fixed status update rate to match VCHeavy refresh
  • Change heading names in a number of log files to correctly reflect timestamp values

Version 0.7.0

Features

  • Added capability to set the EV and ISO in the config file
  • snapcam.sdp is now automatically recreated when specifying new port/IP address for the video
  • Added capability to disable/enable video streaming and recording
  • Added capability to set status/video packets to a multicast IP
  • Added 2 new GPS trigger modes, GPS Automatic Overlap, and Fixed Height Overlap

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the video being mirrored compared to the vehicle and jpeg images

Version 0.6.1

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when triggering during session initialization
  • Removed a comma from the ILS log header

Version 0.6.0

Features

  • Terrain and Altitude (0x0E Packet) Support Added
  • Session.txt to allow offline QuickTiles added
  • EPSG.txt file now generated in the base directory when creating world files
  • Updated support for new light sensor board (TCS34715)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a compatibility issue with the new ICD and old Kestral autopilots. There is now an option to use the older Revision R protocol for these systems.

Version 0.5.1

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a compatibility bug with session ACK and VCTouch preventing session starts

Version 0.5.0

Features

  • Added logging of system messages to /info/logs (record of last 10 boots)
  • Configuration data used to capture images is saved for each session in session.info
  • Incident Light Sensor Support Added
  • Session Start and Triggering Modes are now separate
  • Camera and file creation times are now set by the GPS or Autopilot when available
  • Periodic capture mode is available as a trigger mode
  • GPS Accuracy required to start a session in GPS_FIX mode can now be set
  • Session name conflicts no longer override data
    • Append session options from ICD will now work. If the same session name plus the append flag is set, images will be appended to the session.
    • The default behavior without the flag is to append ### to the end of the identical session name. eg if 'test' already exists and append is off, starting a new session with this name will result in the folder 'test001', then 'test_002', etc

Bug Fixes

  • Opening a session when one is already open will now work
    • If the session is already open with the same name, the command is ignored
    • If the session name is different, the current session is closed and a new one opens.
  • The camera will again listen for multicast packets for ICD commands.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause ICD packets to get cross when rapid commands were issued.

Version 0.4.1

Features

  • From this release onwards, version downgrades are allowed by default
  • Added an option to disable world file generation
  • Allow the user to set a fixed altitude for world file generation
  • Allow the user to set the GPS trigger distance
  • GPS.csv is now generated when using Ublox GPS
  • Allows customization of the IP and port numbers for the system components

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that was causing NIR image to be encoded in software causing excessive CPU usage

Version 0.4.0

Features

  • Initial support for Mavlink Added

Bug Fixes

  • Default Video Size changed to 1920x1080
  • Fixed missing busybox commands from build 0.3.0

Known Issues

  • Mavlink does not currently work with Mission Planner
    • 2 Vehicles are detected, does not trigger

Version 0.3.0

Features

  • Configuration file added to allow user control of settings
  • External GPS Can now trigger images
  • Live Video Streaming during an active session is now enabled
    • Top/Bottom, PiP, and Fullscreen modes available
  • Projection files are now generated for each image
  • HTTP Server added to browse folders, latest image, and current session files

Bug Fixes

  • VC Touch "Snapshot" Button Support
  • Color Conversion from YUV to RGB fixed

Version 0.2.0

Notes

Initial Release. This is the first official release and supports ONLY Kestral autopilots. Triggering must be done by the autopilot.


Features

  • Kestral Autopilot Support Added

Bug Fixes

  • Initial Release

Known Issues

  • Does not currently import into FieldAgent™ (needs more CSV Files)