Author: Wlodek, J.
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WEPHA174 ADUVC - an EPICS Areadetector Driver for USB Video Class Devices 1492
  • J. Wlodek
    Stony Brook University, Computer Science Department, Stony Brook, New York, USA
  • K.J. Gofron
    BNL, Upton, New York, USA
  Most devices supported by EPICS areaDetector fall under one of two categories: detectors and cameras. Many of the cameras in this group can be classified as industrial cameras, and allow for fine control of exposure time, gain, frame rate, and many other image acquisition parameters. This flexibility can come at a cost however, with most such industrial cameras’ prices starting near one thousand dollars, with the price rising for cameras with more features and better hardware. While these prices are justified for situations that require a large amount of control over the camera, for monitoring tasks and some basic data acquisition the use of consumer devices may be sufficient while being far less cost-prohibitive. The solution we developed was to write an areaDetector driver for USB Video Class (UVC) devices, which allows for a variety of cameras and webcams to be used through EPICS and areaDetector, with most costing under $100.  
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About • paper received ※ 01 October 2019       paper accepted ※ 09 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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