On-Board Computers

The second research group in the field of flight instruments focuses primarily on the development of on-board computers.

Devices for satellite potential control have also played a significant role in the group's work. The first so-called active spacecraft potential control (ASPOC) was used for Interball in 1995, the most recent of which is currently being successfully used aboard NASA's MMS satellites.

The group is currently working on the central on-board computer for CHEOPS and on the on-board computer for the wave experiment of Solar Orbiter. Furthermore, the ion camera for the mass spectrometer aboard BepiColombo was launched in 2018 and is now on its way to planet Mercury.