Research Groups

Planetary Imaging Group (PIG)

BELA Testing and Analysis

Qualification Model End2End Test

We are currently working on analyzing test data from the BELA Qualification Model. We fired the altimeter at the mountain, Mönch in the Berner Oberland and got a strong return pulse. To the left one can see some additional noise which is caused by an interference which will be eliminated in the flight model. 

Return pulse from testing on Mönch
Return pulse from testing on Mönch

System Level Flight Model Testing

The integrated BPU has been vibration tested between 30 August 2014 and 3 September 2014.

Yes. It does look funny. It is wrapped up in bags for cleanliness reasons. But it works!