The Centre for Electronic Imaging and the Space Instrumentation Group at The Open University have been involved in several Cube Satellite initiatives over recent years. The CEI provided a flight-imaging instrument for UKube-1 which is returning data from orbit, and we are currently in the process of developing a second instrument for AlSat-Nano. We have also performed studies into possible technology and missions for CubeSats both to evaluate new technology, and perform science measurements in space. The Cube satellite research studentship would span a range of activities from development of concepts, to build and design of hardware, and analysis of flight data.
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Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).
Expressions of interest should normally be accompanied by an up-to-date CV.
Current/recent research projects
- Development of an X-ray camera for the OGRE sounding rocket
- Development of an imaging camera for UKube-1
- Investigation of electron multiplying CCD technology for space astronomy
- Radiation damage in scientific sensors for space
- Development of CMOS imager for the JANUS camera on JUICE
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