Intelligent control of space cameras

The intelligent control of space cameras project is concerned with development of the next generation of space cameras. Currently, there is a large gap between the onboard capabilities of standard commercial cameras and those currently in space (examples include image resolution, onboard storage, advanced scene understanding and exposure control). Closing this gap for space camera systems will provide higher quality images in general and allow the cameras to operate under a wider range of conditions and correspondingly improve their utility for a variety of different scenarios (from applications in space servicing, rover navigation all the way to direct interpretation of images for scientific agendas). The specific objective of this research project is to characterize and prototype technologies that currently are in use in commercial cameras that might be incorporated into next generation of space cameras.

Faculty Supervisor:

Richard Wildes


Andrew Speers


MDA Corporation


Engineering - computer / electrical


Aerospace and defense


York University



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