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Johnson Space Center
Case Studies/Whitepapers

Johnson Space Center Equipped With New Cameras And Robotics.


Camera robotics technology has changed the face of production for local, national and global television news programs over the years. Streamlined production procedures have swiftly become the new standard, by automating traditionally manual functions like camera operations, switching, recording, etc., with robotic systems. To utilize the power of the media to help promote its work and for internal communications, NASA recently upgraded its camera robotics capabilities with a new system from Telemetrics. The new Telemetrics camera robotics system is used for national broadcast, internally and for web streaming high definition images of NASA’s Flight Control Rooms at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

The new camera robotics are integrated into new control room facilities that provide NASA staffers with increased technical capabilities and more workspace. The newly updated facility is just down the hall from its widely known predecessor, Flight Control Room 1, which was first used on Apollo 7 in 1968.

“NASA is now outfitted with Telemetrics latest camera robotics systems technology to position and control their new high definition cameras,” said Anthony Cuomo, Vice President and General Manager, Telemetrics, Inc. “Telemetrics provided NASA with a comprehensive camera control solution that integrates their HD broadcast hardware. Our ability to integrate NASA’s HD broadcast cameras with our camera robotics and control systems results in highly efficient operations and extreme system control versatility.”

Selected for its features and control flexibility, the Telemetrics camera robotic and control system was installed as part of the video system within the human-rated test chambers and flight control room. Employed for mission support, test and training facilities, documentation, education, and public and media distribution, the new camera and lens controls replaced an existing manual mission control camera system with limited positioning and control.

NASA’s new Telemetrics camera robotics system includes several of the company’s industry proven devices including the PT-HP-S2 Servo Pan/Tilt Head. The unit features the industry's first wrap-around cradle for high performance 3CCD cameras and lenses; an adjustable cradle that rotates the camera directly on center line; inverted and ceiling mount capability; extended arms and yoke options for optimal tilt range and camera orientation; a virtual set option with high resolution positional encoders for pan/tilt/zoom operation; and a third Axis Rotator accessory for overhead document viewing.

Additional Telemetrics components include two high performance controllers, the CP-R-3A Rack Mount Serial Controller and the CP-D-3A Desktop Serial Controller. The units feature industry standard GPI contact closure interface to send Tally information to Pan/Tilt heads or for controlling local equipment like video switchers with an auxiliary connector for future expansion. The controllers also offer button keypads which can be used for up to 16 additional cameras or other functions such as weatherproof system controls. Versatile options for system customization include: motion control; control of up to eight (8) movements for up to four (4) cameras; recall of up to 35 seconds of real time motion for each shot; PTZ movement memory with one-touch recall; Trolley System and Televator control; transmission lengths up to 4000 feet; interface with camera control functions such as painting, iris and pedestal control via camera manufacturers standard remote operating panels; and seamless integration with most major camera manufacturers including Ikegami, Hitachi, Panasonic, Sony, JVC.

For additional information contact Telemetrics at 201-848-9818.