For newcomers we highly recommend the following setup which represents a to work with which will be sufficient for capturing at least video and GPS data associated with UAP events.
Your cost will vary based on where you purchase, sales, shipping, etc. The cost is highly dependent on the camera and sensors you chose to deploy with your tracker. Most of the parts below can be purchased online from e.g. Amazon.
We do not sell pre-built trackers - this is a DIY project at the moment. Nevertheless, we have an active community and can support you if you have any questions with your build.
Note that the Sky Hub system is expandable and can be embellished with a sensor array and additional cameras e.g. PTZ cameras (Pan Tilt Zoom). You will have to make some decisions depending on your budget, skills, and available time.
|Jetson Nano||Micro computer built for Machine Learning and AI. Whilst we suggest the Nano here, we support the more capable Jetson Xavier NX and Xavier AGX (see below). Note - HDMI to DVI Adapters not supported on Jetson so you must have an HDMI or DP capable display.||$100||Spec|
|Fan||5V PWM fan 40x40x20 mm to fit the Jetson board||$15||Spec|
|Camera||The Sky Hub system is compatible with a variety of cameras. A 12 MP Fisheye (e.g. Dahua IPC-EBW81230) is recommended as a starting camera currently but you could explore other options. The main requirement is that the camera is IP based and supports the RTSP protocol.||$400||Spec|
|SD Card||To install OS on. 32GB SDHC (Class 10) is recommended for best performance||$20||Spec|
|SSD||Stores video, database, sensor data, etc. USB 3 500GB is recommended||$30||Spec|
|GPS module||High sensitivity GPS Receiver + Internal Antenna with USB connector||$20||Spec|
|PSU 320W||For powering the above and any future camera / sensors added to the system||$40||Spec|
|Enclosure||For housing the above. There are various options outlined here||$60|
This setup provides a UAP tracker that can be hooked to the Sky Hub cloud for uploading your recorded videos.
Total budget: ~$685 ("about" costs due to shipping)
The tracker also supports other more capable NVidia Jetson hardware such as the Xavier NX and Xavier AGX.
|NVIDIA Xavier NX||Mid-grade Computing option||$400||Amazon||Spec|
|NVIDIA Xavier AGX||High-end Computing option||$700||Amazon||Spec|
The higher-end models will allow for more processing at the edge and can handle higher grade cameras.