NUTS - NTNU Test Satellite, a Norwegian CubeSat Project

NIFRO Price Awarded to Marianne at Space Dinner

Written by: Roger Birkeland
Published: 15.02.13

The 5th of February the Norwegian Forum for Space Activities (NIFRO) arranged their annual Space Dinner. This is an arrangement where the whole Norwegian space community gathers, with a mix of leaders, researchers, politicians and scientists from the Norwegians space industry, the department of Trade and Industry and relevant organizations.

New this year was the NIFRO Price, which is awarded the student writing the best space related master's thesis in Norway. The price went to Marianne Bakken, who wrote her thesis about image processing for the infrared camera on-board NUTS. The thesis dealt with signal processing to mitigate motion blur on gravity wave images, as well as compression algorithms needed to transmit the images to the ground. Marianne got to be one of the speakers at Space Dinner, presenting her thesis. Another topic discussed during Space Dinner was satellite communications in the Arctic, where geostationary satellites lacks coverage.

Read more, including the jury statement, at NAROM (Norwegian). Image credit: Norsk Romsenter.