Institut für Automatisierungstechnik

SmartScan - A

Duration:  May 1999 - February 2000

Customer:  European Space Agency  
Prime Contractor:  Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Automation, Prof. Janschek


  • Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Ufa, Russia;
  • IMS - Frauenhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems Dresden, Germany;
  • RHe - Radeberger Hybridelektronik GmbH, Radeberg, German.

Project Overview

The project covers the application of an optical correlator to perform realtime determination of the pointing motion of a space camera using lines sensors.

The aim of the project is to

  • (A) build a hardware laboratory model for
    • proof of concept, i.e. proof of functional system feasibility;
    • performance estimation of the system performances (data processing rate, accuracy, sensitivity to noise and distortions, response time, minimum resolution under disturbing conditions).
  • (B) derive a system specification (1-st Order Model) for a space compatible system.
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