Science and payloads

As with satellites and planetary rovers, the developments of instruments capable of observation, sampling or telecommunications will become its own field and drive the possible applications.

Relevant EPFL laboratories

AQUA – Advanced Quantum Architecture Laboratory (Edoardo Charbon)

Single Photon Avalanche Detector (SPAD) for direct Time-Of-Flight FLASH LIDAR.

LCAV – Audiovisual Communications Laboratory (Martin Vetterli)

Acoustic echo-based SLAM.

TOPO – Geodetic Engineering Laboratory  (Bertrand Merminod and Jan Skaloud)

Navigation of UAVs in GNSS-denied environments, using Dynamic Model-Based Navigation.