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SODI

A payload project embeds three major optical diagnostics.

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Project details

The Selectable Optical DIagnostics (SODI) payload project, developed in collaboration with QinetiQ Space for ESA, embeds three major optical diagnostics. Each Optical Diagnostics works on two parallel optical channels: two-wavelengths interferometers (Mach-Zehnder types), a Fourier interferometer with two perpendicular views and a separate module (separated for safety reasons related to the investigated solutions) dedicated to near-field scattering on colloid solutions.

Technical challenge

Lambda-X took charge of the optical concepts, design, manufacturing, integration and tests of all optical subsystems.

Status

SODI has been on-board the International Space Station since 2009, where it has performed several experimental runs on colloids and “IVIDIL” and “DSC” scientific experiments.

Links

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spacefligh...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23635200
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research...
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research...
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research...