Erasmus Recording Binocular (ERB) - 01.09.14
Science Objectives for Everyone 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.
Science Results for Everyone Information Pending
European Space Agency, Education Office, Noordwijk, , Netherlands
Sponsoring Space Agency
European Space Agency (ESA)
ISS Expedition Duration
September 2006 - April 2007
Previous ISS Missions
- A video camera capable of providing 3-D images onboard ISS is a valuable asset to the engineers, scientists and future crewmembers.
- The images provided by the 3-D camera will be used to create an accurate map of the interior of the ISS in addition to providing new images for virtual reality training for future crewmembers.
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.
Erasmus Recording Binocular- 3-D video camera for use in the ERB experiment during Astrolab. The camera will be used to accurately map the interior of the ISS in its current configuration. These images will be used to improve the models available on the ground. Image courtesy of ESA
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