XCAM specialist digital cameras to reach space first to help improve space missions


Thanks to significant UK Government funding for innovation in space technology, XCAM Ltd working with the Open University, developed new enhanced performance imaging technology to help enable the Open University conduct research support as part of NASA’s Roman Space Telescope (Roman Space Telescope/NASA) and as a flagship for space applications in the future.

The XCAM specialist digital cameras have a worldwide reputation for excellence and will provide, as part of the wider team, light sensor, custom video camera systems using EMCCD technology (Electron Multiplying Charge-coupled Device) to help scientists monitor sensors and enhance performance for the next NASA suborbital rocket space mission and future missions.

“We were approached by the Open University, due to our experience and knowledge in developing highly complex digital camera systems using the EMCCD technology,” explained Karen Holland, CEO of XCAM Ltd, “Our system was the ideal fit to help the research objectives of the project, we increased the speed of some of our existing drive electronics and developed a new flexible sensor controller system. Detector scientists can now change almost any operating parameter when driving a detector and will make it particularly useful for characterisation of this new sensor technology for the NASA mission.”

XCAM designs and manufactures highly specialized custom and low-volume complex digital camera systems for challenging scientific, environmental and space applications. They are one of only a few companies in the world to offer complete imaging sensor camera solutions. XCAM have a worldwide reputation for their ability, reputation, expertise, and outstanding knowledge in the field.