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The design of visualization telemetry system based on camera module of the commercial smartphone
Author(s): Chao Wang; Zhao Ye; Bin Wu; Huan Yin; Qipeng Cao; Jun Zhu
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Paper Abstract

Satellite telemetry is the vital indicators to estimate the performance of the satellite. The telemetry data, the threshold range and the variation tendency collected during the whole operational life of the satellite, can guide and evaluate the subsequent design of the satellite in the future. The rotational parts on the satellite (e.g. solar arrays, antennas and oscillating mirrors) affect collecting the solar energy and the other functions of the satellite. Visualization telemetries (pictures, video) are captured to interpret the status of the satellite qualitatively in real time as an important supplement for troubleshooting. The mature technology of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products have obvious advantages in terms of the design of construction, electronics, interfaces and image processing. Also considering the weight, power consumption, and cost, it can be directly used in our application or can be adopted for secondary development. In this paper, characteristic simulations of solar arrays radiation in orbit are presented, and a suitable camera module of certain commercial smartphone is adopted after the precise calculation and the product selection process. Considering the advantages of the COTS devices, which can solve both the fundamental and complicated satellite problems, this technique proposed is innovative to the project implementation in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10423, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXI, 104231R (29 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277592
Show Author Affiliations
Chao Wang, DFH Satellite Co., Ltd. (China)
Zhao Ye, DFH Satellite Co., Ltd. (China)
Bin Wu, DFH Satellite Co., Ltd. (China)
Huan Yin, DFH Satellite Co., Ltd. (China)
Qipeng Cao, DFH Satellite Co., Ltd. (China)
Jun Zhu, DFH Satellite Co., Ltd. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10423:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXI
Steven P. Neeck; Jean-Loup Bézy; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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