Facts about Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D

Did you know that Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D will be using different camera image resolutions?

While they both have the same model imager and camera system design, the Virginia Tech students decided that they wanted to try a smaller resolution with their camera because of the need to take two quick successive images in order to get the full 640×480 image. This can cause a “distortion” if the subject of the image is moving, as we saw in Fox-1Cliff EM testing.

At Symposium 2015 in Dayton, AMSAT Engineering and Virginia Tech students met during the Symposium Auction and decided that Fox-1Cliff will take the original 640×480 size image while Fox-1D will take the smaller 320×240 image size which doesn’t require the joining of two images and so captures the subject all in one take. This is all done in the VT Camera system software so both actually have the capability of being switched to either resolution.

Have a look at some of the images here:

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Fox-1Cliff

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Fox-1Cliff

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Fox-1D

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Fox-1D

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Fox-1D