Session

Pre-Conference Workshop Session III: Instruments/Science I

Location

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Abstract

iSIM-170 is anoptical payload for Earth Observations with sub-meterresolution in VNIR bands. The payload will be in-orbit-demonstrated at the ISS after a successful launch with the HTV-9 mission by JAXA and afte its installation on the Kibo module occurred on June 11th, 2020. Prior to its flight, iSIM-170 underwent an accelerated development programme culminating in the successful completion of all verifications and reviews.

iSIM-170 has been developed by the Spanish company SATLANTIS, in collaboration with the University of Florida, to become the gold standard of imaging payloads for microsatellites. It consists of four integrated components: a binocular diffraction-limited set of telescopes; a high precision, robust and light alloy structure; a set of CMOS array detector units; and a high-performance-reconfigurable on-board image processor.

The goal of this in-orbit-demonstration mission consists of commissioning the payload and characterizing the overall instrument’s capabilities, especially its ability to provide a factor ~2-3 improvement on spatial resolution below its diffraction limit design, using our super-resolution algorithms. The payload will be operated for three months to obtain TRL-8 qualification performing uplink and downlink activities managed by JAXA, as intermediary between iSIM-170and SATLANTIS. Preliminary results demonstrating iSIM image quality will be shown at this conference.

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Aug 1st, 12:00 AM

In-Orbit Demonstration of the iSIM-170 Optical Payload Onboard the ISS

Utah State University, Logan, UT

iSIM-170 is anoptical payload for Earth Observations with sub-meterresolution in VNIR bands. The payload will be in-orbit-demonstrated at the ISS after a successful launch with the HTV-9 mission by JAXA and afte its installation on the Kibo module occurred on June 11th, 2020. Prior to its flight, iSIM-170 underwent an accelerated development programme culminating in the successful completion of all verifications and reviews.

iSIM-170 has been developed by the Spanish company SATLANTIS, in collaboration with the University of Florida, to become the gold standard of imaging payloads for microsatellites. It consists of four integrated components: a binocular diffraction-limited set of telescopes; a high precision, robust and light alloy structure; a set of CMOS array detector units; and a high-performance-reconfigurable on-board image processor.

The goal of this in-orbit-demonstration mission consists of commissioning the payload and characterizing the overall instrument’s capabilities, especially its ability to provide a factor ~2-3 improvement on spatial resolution below its diffraction limit design, using our super-resolution algorithms. The payload will be operated for three months to obtain TRL-8 qualification performing uplink and downlink activities managed by JAXA, as intermediary between iSIM-170and SATLANTIS. Preliminary results demonstrating iSIM image quality will be shown at this conference.