I have a specific use case where I hope to place an Oak-D board of some SKU on a UAS, with the initial goal of streaming video over RTSP to a ground station, and the eventual integration of the stereo and monocular vision into the control loop for object avoidance and object tracking. I currently have a BW1098FFC and BW1098OBC to play around with. In trying to select the appropriate model, I had a few questions about capability.
First, am I correct in understanding that all models would require a host or companion device of some kind to achieve this functionality? My options on that end would be a Raspberry Pi CM4 or Jetson Nano, depending on how my testing goes for speed and the eventual requirements for control update rate. I wanted to make sure that there is no board option which would allow me to stream frames, processed or not, directly from the device over an IP radio. If possible, I would like to avoid a companion computer as the system is heavily SWAP constrained.
Second, I have been looking at the model with the integrated Pi CM, but have reservations about image quality. Given the speeds and distances at which the vehicle will need to operate, I don't think the image sensors embedded on the board are going to cut it. Is there any way for me to replace those sensors with something like an IMX477, or even just add a lens to the sensors in place to achieve a wider field of view?
Thanks everyone! Super stoked to be diving into these boards!