Over 1,000 Adcole Analog Sun Sensors have been deployed on hundreds of spacecraft since the 1960s. Analog Sun Sensors provide a very large field of view with less accuracy than Adcole’s Digital Sun Sensors.
The Coarse Sun Sensor Pyramid provides two axes of analog sun angle and sun presence data. The sensor is used for solar array pointing, sun acquisition, and fail-safe recovery. Adcole can custom design mounting brackets and stray light baffles to accommodate any desired field of view/spacecraft geometry.