Chameleon Imager

High-performance Chameleon Camera Systems for CubeSats

Chameleon Camera Core Specifications

Chameleon Imager Technical Specifications

Chameleon - MS

Spatial resolution (GSD) at 500 km

PAN 10 m; MS 20 m

Swath at 500 km

40 km

Mass (Including electronics)

1.6 kg

Spectral bands

7 × MS

Satellite Bus Size

Compatible with 3U or 6U

Physical Size

2 U (10 cm × 10 cm × 20 cm excl. electronics)
(10 cm × 10 cm × 21.5 cm with rear-mounted CU)

Flight Heritage

Flight Model Hyperspectral delivered for 2020 launch

Data format

8-bit or 16-bit

Integrated mass data storage

128 Gigabytes

Compression

RAW or J2K lossless or lossy

Data interface

LVDS, SPI, I2C, CAN, RS422

Power Usage

imaging mode: < 10 W; readout mode: < 5 W

Power Supply

5V DC

Operating temperature

+10˚C to +30˚C

Survival Temperature

-20˚C to +70˚C

Radiation Tolerance (TID)

Tested to 30k Rad

Chameleon - HS

Spatial resolution (GSD) at 500 km

Binned to 20 m or 40 m

Swath at 500 km

20 km

Mass (Including electronics)

1.6 kg

Spectral bands

148 × HS

Satellite Bus Size

Compatible with 3U or 6U

Physical Size

2 U (10 cm × 10 cm × 20 cm excl. electronics)
(10 cm × 10 cm × 21.5 cm with rear-mounted CU)

Flight Heritage

Flight Model Hyperspectral delivered for 2020 launch

Data format

8-bit or 16-bit

Integrated mass data storage

128 Gigabytes

Compression

RAW or J2K lossless or lossy

Data interface

LVDS, SPI, I2C, CAN, RS422

Power Usage

imaging mode: < 10 W; readout mode: < 5 W

Power Supply

5V DC

Operating temperature

+10˚C to +30˚C

Survival Temperature

-20˚C to +70˚C

Radiation Tolerance (TID)

Tested to 30k Rad

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