Packedge is an onboard data compression tool that aims to compress true image data. The current architectures for satellite communication are not scalable enough to accommodate nano-satellites and the high quantity of Earth observation data they produce. Packedge addresses this issue by rectifying the bottleneck and enabling full utilisation of nanosats. This is beneficial for applications like disaster response, as rapid mapping is highly reliant on quick data delivery (which depends on the amount of data at hand).
Dr Ron Hagensieker, Tomas Langer,
Dr Francescopaolo Sica