High resolution satellite imaging without artificial beacons (Marsden funded)

Status: Current

Dates: 2019 - 2023

Māori Relevant Content: Yes


  • Royal Society of New Zealand (Marsden Fund, 2019 - 2022)

Project Abstract

This research project is based on restoring image quality of low-Earth orbiting artificial satellites and space debris, which is degraded by imaging through turbulent air. Signal and image processing algorithms in addition to optical and electronic hardware to estimate the image distortion function while viewing an exoatmospheric object thorough atmospheric turbulence and with the aid of a 60 cm to 100 cm optical telescope. The project uses novel optical wavefront sensors with computationally efficient algorithms on hardware platforms (rigs) to implement low-order adaptive optics (AO) and image deconvolution from wavefront sensing. This project is in collaboration with other AO and computational imaging groups, such as University of New South Wales in Canberra.

Researchers - UC Staff

Researchers - Non-UC Staff

  • Andrew Lambert: Associate Investigator; UNSW, Canberra

Associated Groups

Associated Equipment

Subject Area: Disciplines