PST Base HD Specifications

Specifications summary optical tracker PST Base HD1

  • Minimum tracking distance: 20 cm
  • Maximum tracking distance: at least 3 m
  • Fanless and noiseless
  • Calibration-free compact bar-tracker
  • Adjustable infrared flash
  • Synchronize with external systems
  • Adjustable frame rate up to 200 Hz

Position: < 0.5 mm RMSE; Orientation: < 1 deg RMSE 2
15-25 ms (depending on the shutter time and the filter settings)
Refresh rate
Up to 200 Hz
Minimal tracking distance
Intended use
Tracking in small and compact spaces (e.g. simulators, desktop)
Set up
Plug and play
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
Integrated IR LED illumination (wavelength 850nm).
Flash illumination fully adjustable in PST Software Suite 5.0
Operating Temperature
15 - 35 deg. C
Devices and Markers
Number of targets
At least 15 independent 6DoF bodies. For instance: simultaneous head and object tracking
Passive (retro-reflective flat and spherical) - Active (LED)
Device creation
Simple procedure: mark, train and use new device in seconds
An additional processing unit is in most cases not needed. A power booster unit is recommended for a multi PST setup or networked access.
Tracking Application
PST Software Suite 5.0 (license included with each PST tracker)
Client operating system
Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), 32 and 64 bit. The HD versions  are also available for Linux (32/64 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, trackd2, Dtrack emulation, data export to .CSV
Hardware interface
Requires two USB 3 ports each with full bandwidth and capable of providing
2.7 Watts min. and 5 Watts max.
Positional coordinates(x, y, z), orientation angles, Euclidean transformation matrix.
Hardware trigger in and out
Approx. 1 kg
31 x 6 x 14 cm (W x H x D) The same as the standard Base
1/4”-20 UNC tripod mounting point
Power supply
Output 9V, 40W. Input 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Power consumption
Max. 12 W

Measurement Area Configurations

The field of view or measurement volume is the area in which markers can be tracked. The PST Base HD can work with three different lense sizes: 3.5mm, 4.5mm and 8.5mm. The decision dependes on the specific requirements of the use case. The image below shows the field of view of the PST Base HD with each option.

PST Base HD FOV with 3.5 mm. lenses

PST Base HD FOV with 4.5 mm. lenses

PST Base HD FOV with 8.5 mm. lenses

We are pleased to support our customers on their decision. Contact us and our team will study your use case to study the best solution.

  1. Preliminary Specifications, subject to change without notice.
  2. Precision measured using a grid of 7mm markers moved through the workspace up to a distance of 2.5m w.r.t. the tracking system.
  3. trackd is a trademark of Mechdyne, Marshalltown, IA, USA.