A project log for Synthetic Aperture Multispectral Imager

Using a cluster of five raspberry pis, a Flir Lepton and three Raspberry pi NOIR cameras with appropriate filters, an imager was born.

Conrad FarnsworthConrad Farnsworth 11/19/2015 at 06:230 Comments

For those of you waiting with baited breath, I'm sorry to infer that you've probably keeled over from waiting so long. The bad news is that my junior year as an EE has been hectic. I've also been working on some pretty crazy projects in other portions of my life. I'll be holding those out until the next hackaday prize.

Now, let's get to the point of this post. I really like the ghetto multispectral imager. So much so that myself and a team of people are submitting a NASA Undergraduate Research Grant to get the money to produce a more professional version of this device.

What does that mean for everyone following this project? Come March 2015, and provided we get the grant, we will be turning out a very high quality unit capable of doing long-distance multispectral imaging.

The development of a stabilized chassis, improved optics, higher camera resolution, and the use of more imagers will be the obvious improvements. The hope is to turn out a high quality unit that can be taken seriously by DIY researchers.

In order to get a foot up on development, I'll be starting the design process as soon as the grant is submitted! This means more updates and cool new things to be learnt!