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The development of a specialized processor for a space-based multispectral earth imager
Author(s): Mostafa E. Khedr
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This work was done in the Department of Computer Engineering, Lvov Polytechnic National University, Lvov, Ukraine, as a thesis entitled "Space Imager Computer System for Raw Video Data Processing" [1]. This work describes the synthesis and practical implementation of a specialized computer system for raw data control and processing onboard a satellite MultiSpectral earth imager. This computer system is intended for satellites with resolution in the range of one meter with 12-bit precession. The design is based mostly on general off-the-shelf components such as (FPGAs) plus custom designed software for interfacing with PC and test equipment. The designed system was successfully manufactured and now fully functioning in orbit.

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Date Published: 9 October 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7106, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII, 71061T (9 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799790
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Mostafa E. Khedr, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (Egypt)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7106:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda; Shahid Habib, Editor(s)

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