Student opportunities with satellite sensors at CENSSS
Sensors for the rapidly growing commercial satellite market called new-space, and onboard signal processing for such sensors, is one of the avenues of research at the Centre for Space Sensors and Systems (CENSSS).
- For now we are primarily working with multi- and hyperspectral cameras for satellites, says professor Torbjørn Skauli, head researcher in space sensors at CENSSS.
Multispectral and hyperspectral cameras have color vision, but «see» different wavelengths than the human eye, for example in the near-infrared or the thermal infrared. A hyperspectral camera takes this to the extreme by seeing many tens, or hundreds, of spectral bands.