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UoSAT-5 earth imaging system-in-orbit results
Author(s): Marc Fouquet
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Paper Abstract

For the first time, the Earth Imaging System (EIS) on the UoSAT-5 spacecraft has demonstrated the capability of remote sensing from microsatellites. In addition to the meteorological-scale CCD imager, the EIS incorporates a transputer-based processing unit that provides substantial processing power to the module. This transforms the EIS into a unique platform for research into sophisticated on-board image analysis, processing and compression. The use of these techniques is essential for full exploitation of sensing microsatellites, by maximizing the throughput and turnaround of image data on the narrow communications channels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1691, Small Satellite Technologies and Applications II, (10 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138045
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Marc Fouquet, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1691:
Small Satellite Technologies and Applications II
Brian J. Horais, Editor(s)

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