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Camera design for pico and nano satellite applications
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Small scale camera is now enviable as an attractive future candidate for the low cost Pico and Nano satellites. These small satellites provided platform for developing cost effective applications. Well designed camera hardware with certain capabilities can support multiple on-board applications. Small camera can be integrated as Star Sensor, Earth detector and can be used for Remote Sensing applications. It could be used to be specific for Earth and Moon observation missions. Space debris monitoring, inspection of nearby space objects especially, nearby satellites and observation of Translucent Lunar Phenomenon (TLP) are other important candidate applications for these low cost satellite missions exploiting the use of a small camera. These small low cost satellites with camera can also be used for astronomical purposes. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate these applications and design and construct a camera for small satellites with the range from Pico to Nano satellite, a camera that could support single as well as multiple applications depending on application scenario with very little or no modification in hardware design. Project’s main task is to develop and construct the camera. This design involved the design of imager or sensor board along with processing board. A preliminary but related optics assessment associated to particular application has been carried out. Feasibility and scale of camera related to different mission driver’s tradeoffs e.g. optics, mass, power, spatial and temporal resolution, memory, processing or application requirements, etc. have been investigated. A suitable imaging sensor was selected and imaging system have been constructed & tested as the outcome of this thesis.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, Imager, Picosatellite, Nanosatellite, Earth observation, Space, Debris Monitoring, Translucent Lunar Phenomenon, Resolution, Remote Sensing.
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58925ISRN: LTU-PB-EX--10/013--SELocal ID: f7a8c46e-395c-4f36-82e9-1741bd042816OAI: diva2:1032313
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Space Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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