• Render of Infinity Avionics space camera system. 
Credit: Infinity Avionics
    Render of Infinity Avionics space camera system. Credit: Infinity Avionics

Infinity Avionics has announced that it will lead the development of a capability for autonomous detection and identification of space objects - a project funded by SmartSat CRC and the ACT Government in collaboration with UNSW Canberra Space and Nominal Systems.

In the course of this project, Infinity Avionics will develop a dual-head camera system, its parameters building on existing Infinity Avionics intelligent remote sensors and processors, undertake local manufacture, assembly, integration and test, and develop algorithms to couple the twin camera systems and turn gathered data into intelligence.

The dual-head camera system will use neuromorphic sensors, a novel sensor technology which only responds to changes with improved dynamic range.

“We are seeing a growing interest from overseas organisations and defence for such capability and this project is a major step towards on-orbit demonstration”, said CEO Igor Dimitrijevic.

“This is our second stage in developing this tech. Initial conceptualisations commenced through our internal R&D funds, and additional funding through SmartSat CRC coupled with expertise from UNSW Canberra Space and Nominal Systems achieves a significant step towards achieving in-orbit demonstration.”

UNSW Canberra Space has already demonstrated the capability for high-resolution optical imaging coupled with onboard artificial intelligence inferencing on its M2 satellite mission.

This project aims to bring together Infinity Avionics’ sensor suite with the machine vision and AI algorithms to deliver space surveillance capabilities.

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