WATERLOO – After touching a crater at the Crater on the Marsen crater, InSight's Nasa Flames sent land photos on Earth, using Teledyne Dalsa's designed and manufactured technology.
The Waterloo is a world leader in digital imagery and imagery and marks InSight Land for the fifth time that NASA uses Mars's mission in technology.
"This is a good achievement for us," said Robert Groulx, Image Sensors Product Manager. "Everyone is happy about that."
Teledyne Dalsa is called Bromont, Que's installation, CCD sensors. The 30 people who worked on the Mart's project gathered in the company's cafe on Monday afternoon, in order to touch InSight in Red Planet. After the Elysium Planitia, or the plain of the equator, the camera sends two cameras.
With regard to the size of the seal of the CCD signals, Mars equals 850 million dollars.
A camera is mounted near the bottom of the InSight plot. Scientists will use images taken from that camera to see the burrowing of the internal temperature measurement planet and the movement instruments on the Earth's crust.
The data will allow scientists to know the structure of Mars. InSight is brief in Internal Exploration, Seismology, Geodesy and Heat Transmission.
The second camera is mounted on a mast, with a surface area of 120 degrees, around InSight. Camera photos based on ground-based crews decide where to find the tools to collect data.
The electrical signals that make the device light 54.6 million kilometers turn into electrical signals, where the signals become digital images. It's only one megapixel because high-resolution files are harder to send on the ground.
The CCD is short for coupled charging devices. It is a solid type of semiconductor used for image processing. It's not a new technology, but it's a powerful starting voltage and intense solar radiation. The sensor must also operate at an average temperature of -60 C in the Echo of the Mars in the winter.
"Technology is old, but it's a good technology," Groulx said.
NASA uses Teledyne Dalsa sensors in Mars missions 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and this time with red, green and blue color filters. Two previous missions have been operating for 10 years.
"So they were very happy with the quality of the image sensor," Groulx said. "That's why we decided to use our sensor again in the InSight mission."
Consumer electronics, such as smartphones and DSLR cameras, also have image processing sensors. Consumers' versions are called CMOS, a short complement of oxidized metal components, which also make electrical signals that generate digital images. CMOS sensors are not strong enough for the trip.