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XCAM Nuscis is a range of compact SmallSat and CubeSat-compatible space imager products offering un-paralleled flexibility in space imaging systems design. The modular architecture of Nuscis, supporting many different sensor-types (CMOS, CCD and EM-CCD) and opto-mechanical solutions, means that it can be easily customized to support a whole range different SmallSat and CubeSat imaging applications for example: Earth observation, remote sensing, space situational awareness, rendezvous and docking and in-orbit servicing.

The heart of XCAM Nuscis is the Nuscis Imager Controller Board (ICB) which is a complete single-board imaging solution. Supporting four different families of TRL 8/9 CMOS imaging sensors, the ICB can operate up to two CMOS sensors in a low-profile PC104 1/4U format and low <5W power footprint. The ICB has on-board data processing capability and telemetry, telecommanding and data transfer are handled through various common data interfaces.

The design ethos behind XCAM Nuscis is to create a modular architecture that enables the widest range of possible applications at a low price point. From an optomechanical perspective, imaging system designers can choose to integrate their chosen sensors with a wide range of optical solutions due to the flexible nature of the sensor/ICB interface. From an electro-optical perspective, imaging system designers can choose a wide range of sensor options (CCDs, EM-CCDs and CMOS) that are integrated with the ICB using auxiliary daughterboard and headboard solutions that can also include sensor temperature control.


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Dry Mass
0.16 kg
Average Power
5.0 W
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