Lambda-X has access to an extensive portfolio of technologies to boost your innovation. Based on our own solutions, and those from our external partners, we can provide numerous technologies building blocks from various domains, that can be used in your future product or service.
Athermal Infrared optics for Earth Observation
Coupled with a 1024 x 768 microbolometer sensor, the developed infrared optics covers a spectral range going from 8 to 14 µm. The key benefit is enhanced spatial resolution with a Ground Sampling Distance of 57 m for a flight altitude of 450 km. At this altitude, one single image covers a field of view (FOV) of 57 km (swath) x 43 km. Another advantage of the optical configuration is passive thermal compensation (no active focus). Typical thermal resolution is around 100 mK. The optics have been successfully qualified on the ground for vibration and thermal vacuum environments. This technology is relevant for different applications, such as Forest Fire monitoring, water stress management for agriculture or surveillance needs.
Wide FOV Camera Lens for Space Environment
The origin of this imaging technology comes from the need for the monitoring camera of the BIOMASS mission. It was then adapted to the specifications of the MMX mission ((Martian Moons Exploration) in order to be integrated on a rover dedicated to Phobos exploration. Finally, it was selected for the cameras of the MSR-ERO (Mars Sample Return – Earth Return Orbiter) Programme.
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