Compact multispectral pushframe camera for nanosatellites

Noblet, Yoann and Bennett, Stuart and Griffin, Paul F. and Murray, Paul and Marshall, Stephen and Roga, Wojciech and Jeffers, John and Oi, Daniel (2020) Compact multispectral pushframe camera for nanosatellites. Applied Optics, 59 (27). pp. 8511-8518. ISSN 1559-128X (

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In this paper we present an evolution of the single-pixel camera architecture, called "pushframe," which addresses the limitations of pushbroom cameras in space-based applications. In particular, it is well-suited to observing fast-moving scenes while retaining high spatial resolution and sensitivity. We show that the system is capable of producing color images with good fidelity and scalable resolution performance. The principle of our design broadens the choice of spectral ranges that can be captured, making it suitable for wide spectral ranges of infrared imaging.