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Interactive Astrocamera For Space Manned Flights
Author(s): Lachezar G. Filipov; Peter v. Petrov; Christo D. Lukarsky; Parashkev A. Grancharov; Victor V. Christov; Iren I. Arshinkova; Nikita S. DiMitrov; Leonid N. Georgiev; I van S. Parov; Valery K. Golev
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Paper Abstract

A complex for astrophisycal applications was designed for the flight of the second bulgarian cosmonaut. The complex named ROZHEN contains astonomical CCD camera with cool sensor and 16-bit onboard computer for data handling and storage of observed images. Th possibility of flexible dialog with the cosmonaut-operator controlling the experiments allows for the higher reliability of the obtained results and for their onboard estimations. Thus we were able to perform many astrophysical experiments and to resolve some astronavigational problems. The distributed processing system and the specialized archi tecture of the complex enabled the efficient onboard two stage compression of the registered images. The telemetric channel provided system performance and express tele-metric control of the archived observations. The architecture, the possibillities and the data from ground-based tests of the complex are discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1027, Image Processing II, (2 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950266
Show Author Affiliations
Lachezar G. Filipov, Space Research Institute (Bulgaria)
Peter v. Petrov, Space Research Institute (Bulgaria)
Christo D. Lukarsky, Space Research Institute (Bulgaria)
Parashkev A. Grancharov, Space Research Institute (Bulgaria)
Victor V. Christov, Space Research Institute (Bulgaria)
Iren I. Arshinkova, Space Research Institute (Bulgaria)
Nikita S. DiMitrov, Space Research Institute (Bulgaria)
Leonid N. Georgiev, Space Research Institute (Bulgaria)
I van S. Parov, University of Sofia (Bulgaria)
Valery K. Golev, University of Sofia (Bulgaria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1027:
Image Processing II
Peter J.S. Hutzler; Andre J. Oosterlinck, Editor(s)

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