This diploma is based on a study of wireless transmission of pictures for space applications. It is the first phase of the project and is focused on choosing the right technology and components for second phase where a demonstrative system will be built.
In space missions of European Space Agency (ESA) cameras usually need long cables, which equals to almost half or a significant part of the weight of the whole system. Dependable on the position of the camera, connections can go trough multiple joints and mechanisms, which significantly increases complexity of the whole system and it's reliability.
In this diploma the tested system consists of two parts. On one side there is a PC with WiFi transceiver and software equipment, which represents the central unit of space craft. On the other side there is the wireless imaging system (WIS) with it's own power supply. WIS consists of a camera, wireless module, microcontroller and power supply. Central unit in space craft must be able to communicate with multiple WIS.