SMALLER COMPENENTS, LOWER COSTS, HIGHER PAYLOAD
Due to the miniaturization of technology in the last few years, it is now possible to put a camera, an image processing unit, and the necessary support electronics into a 3-unit CubeSat with the size of 30x10x10 cm³. The so-called New Space movement enables the launch of standardized nanosatellites. They are built with commonly available off-the-shelf components, and are relatively cheap compared to old large satellites, allowing the establishment of larger constellations.
EACH HOTSPOT DETECTED IN REAL-TIME
CONSTELLATION OF NANOSATELLITES
Our patented CubeSat architecture leads to a 40% higher payload volume compared to traditional CubeSat systems. It allows to integrate parts of the satellite bus into multiple, redundant side-panels and therefore enables high scalability and reliability of our satellite.
ELECTRONICS, OPTICS AND MECHANICAL R&D
OUR ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES
We are not only building our own CubeSats. We also offer our experience to customers in other disciplines:
As partner of Globalstar Inc. we develop and manufacture custom satellite communication modules (as we showed within the Track & Trust project).
Our optical imaging department offers support for MWIR and TIR design applications, high-precision thermal management solutions and IRFPA raw data post processing know-how.
As member of the NVIDIA Inception program we offer high-performance & low-power computing solutions, based on the NVIDIA Jetson module and custom carrier boards.
We have an FPGA development environmet for System-on-Chip applications, with focus on camera readout, storage and PCIe high-speed data transfer to a processing module.
Our lab is fully equipped with an electronics soldering/rework station, SMD production line, rapid prototyping capabilities, an optics test bench with calibration sources specialized for IR experiments and a fully autonomous test environment (24/7 automated surveillance and data collection into the cloud, cloud based online visualization of parameters).