PST Base

Ideal optical tracker for simulator solutions

With a base line of just 20 cm and minimal tracking distance of only 20 cm, the PST Base series is designed for those users that need to start tracking between 20 cm and 3 m. The PST Base is the ideal solution for tracking on a desktop or in simulators (e.g. car, flight and surgical simulators / navigators).

  • Tracking distance: 20 cm up to 3 m
  • Frame rate: Adjustable up to 120 Hz
  • Data transfer: 1x USB 2.0
  • Accuracy: 
    Position: < 0.5 mm RMSE
    Orientation: < 1 deg RMSE
  • Latency: 15-25 ms (depending on the shutter time and the filter settings)
  • Tracking distance: 20 cm up to 3 m
  • Field of view: 60° (horizontal), 45° (vertical)
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz, adjustable to 30, 60, 120 Hz
  • Intended use: Tracking in small and compact spaces (e.g. simulators, desktop)
  • Set up: Plug and play
  • Calibration: Pre-calibrated unit
  • Origin definition: One click process – dedicated tool included
  • Units needed for 6 DoF tracking: One, each PST Base is a full 6DoF motion tracker
  • Expandable tracking area: Expandable, multiple trackers can be connected to expand the tracking area
  • Aligning units: Easy routine in seconds
  • Ambient conditions: Normal indoor lighting conditions
  • Illumination: Integrated IR LED illumination (wavelength 850 nm). Flash illumination fully adjustable in PST Software Suite 5
  • Operating temperature: 15 – 35 deg. C
  • Weight: Approx. 1 kg
  • Size: 31 x 6 x 14 cm (W x H x D)
  • Mounting: 1/4”-20 UNC tripod mounting point
  • Power supply: Output 9V, 40W. Input 100-240V, 50-60Hz
  • Power consumption: Max. 12 W
Devices and Markers
  • Number of targets: At least 15 independent 6DoF bodies. For instance: simultaneous head and object tracking
  • Markers: Passive (retro-reflective flat and spherical) – Active (LED)
  • Device creation: Simple procedure: mark, train and use new device in seconds
  • Processing: An additional processing unit is in most cases not needed. Extra processing power (e.g. with a NUC) is recommended for a multi PST setup or networked access
  • Tracking application: PST Software Suite 5 (license included with each PST tracker)
  • Client operating system: Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Software interface: The tracker comes with an easy to use native C/C++ SDK and bindings for C# and Python. Interfacing is also supported via VRPN, trackd1, Dtrack emulation, data export to .CSV
  • Hardware interface: USB 2.0 (ethernet connection to the PST available through the PST Software Suite 5)
  • Output: Positional coordinates (x, y, z), orientation angles, Euclidean transformation matrix
  • Synchronization: Hardware trigger in and out

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