Optical imaging payload

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Optical imaging payload

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Imaging satellites continuously monitor the planet for various tasks such as weather, mapping or surveillance.

Design requirements

Modern optical imaging payloads require:

  • Fast, high-resolution imaging pipelines to acquire detailed image data.
  • Low-noise clocking solutions to maximize the performance of the sensors and digitizers.
  • Radiation hardened electronics to survive the harsh environment of space.

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Application note Failure Containment in Spacecraft Point-of-Load Power Supplies 30 Apr 2020
E-book Radiation Handbook for Electronics (Rev. A) 28 Oct 2020
Application note TI Space Rated Power Solution for Microsemi® RTG4™ FPGA (Rev. B) PDF | HTML 19 Jan 2023
Technical article 4 trends in space-grade power management PDF | HTML 16 Aug 2023
Application note Measuring Die Temperature with Remote Diode Sensing in Space 13 Dec 2018
Selection guide TI Space Products (Rev. J) 10 Jun 2024
Technical article Why component integration carries weight for space-based PLL synthesizers PDF | HTML 06 Sep 2023
Application brief CCD and CMOS Imagers in Space: Signal Processing Challenges and Solutions 05 Nov 2018
Application note Rad-hardened FDA as Clock Buffer in Communication and Radar Payloads (Rev. A) 05 Aug 2019
Application note Use of an LDO as a Load Switch for Space Applications 01 Aug 2018

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