Summary: Our goal is to build an energy efficient LED spotlight system capable of tracking moving stage actors without being manually pointed by a person.
System Design: The image above shows our overall system design. Cameras or other sensors are used to track the stage actor or potentially an infrared beacon worn by the actor. This information is fed to a central controller which allows the user to control what the light is tracking and other lighting parameters such as brightness. This controller may also interface with commercial lighting boards over DMX and with a small control board we produce. The controller sends commands to the actuation unit which points the light itself or a pointing mirror. The light will utilize new high brightness LED arrays to provide the equivalent of a 1Kw light for much less power and allowing for remote control.