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Technology development in active optical instrumentation at Canadian Space Agency, Space Technologies
Author(s): D. Laurin
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Paper Abstract

The paper reports on recent progress in electro-optical and photonics developments at the Canadian Space Agency / Space Technologies / Optical Instrumentation Group. Technology R&D projects in active sensing, lasers and Optical Inter-Satellite Links (OISL) are underway both in-house and in contracting out to Canadian industry. In-house projects are concerned with: - Research and development of a novel all-optical tracking technique for OISL using non-linear optical concepts; these include development of a high-speed communication interface and search for efficient non-linear / optical / laser / light-weight materials to work in the space environment. - Development of space vision systems - an eye-safe laser scanner for 3D-tracking and imaging, and a stereo vision system for object recognition and pose tracking linked to a robotic test-bed (in cooperation with CSA Spacecraft Engineering / Robotics Group); CSA has supported the development of a laser vision system that was demonstrated on a recent Shuttle flight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 1031310 (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283832
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D. Laurin, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10313:
Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging
John C. Armitage, Editor(s)

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