The Erasmus Recording Binocular (ERB) is a three-dimensional (3-D) video camera that will be used to take images of the environment onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The images will be used to create an accurate map of the interior of ISS.Principal Investigator(s)
European Space Agency, Education Office, Noordwijk, , Netherlands
European Space Agency (ESA)Sponsoring Organization
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Information PendingISS Expedition Duration:
April 2006 - April 2007Expeditions Assigned
13,14Previous ISS Missions
The main objectives of the experiment are to test a 3-D video camera (the Erasmus Recording Binocular) in weightlessness on the ISS in its current configuration. The images will be used to accurately map the interior of ISS. To achieve this, images from three cameras shall be used: the ERB 3-D video camera, a Sony PD-1500 2-D video camera, and a Nikon 3-D still camera.
These images will be used to improve the models available on the ground as well as improving the fidelity of the ISS 3-D virtual reality simulator at the Erasmus User Centre of ESA's Directorate of Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration Programmes located at ESA/ESTEC in the Netherlands. Of special interest is filming of subjects and/or objects moving to and from the camera and filming of objects protruding from a surface such as cables on experimental rack.
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