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SR300 depth information temperature dependent

Vital_v_
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When capturing the depth stream (INVZ16_640x480) with the SR300, a flat surface appears curved. Strangely however the amount of curvature/distortion seems to depend on temperature! Is there a way to correct for this distortion, does it have known characteristics?

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samontab
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That seems normal to me. You will need to correct this through software calibration

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Vital_v_
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Is there a temperature reading available, to base the calibration on? I'm detecting objects on a flat reference surface (see png), some 25 cm from the camera, but a moving reference surface dependent on temperature is not helping... The two pictures are the same surface, but 1 hour later.

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samontab
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Thermal changes will definitely affect the sensor readings, but in many systems the temperature of operation remains constant after some amount of time. Otherwise the system would have to do a thermal shutdown, which is not the case with this camera, as it can run continuously.

Try running the camera overnight and check the output of the sensor the next day to see if it got into a stable state temperature-wise.

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