Coarse Sun Sensor Pyramid

Coarse Sun Sensor (Pyramid Type)

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 failsafe recovery. Adcole can custom design mounting brackets and stray light baffles to accommodate any desired field of view/spacecraft geometry.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

Configuration

Four Single Detectors arranged into two orthogonal pairs

Redundant version with eight detectors also available

Parameters

Field of View

2π steradian plus
Note: Baffles can be provided to restrict the Field of View

Accuracy

± 2° at Null (typical)

Input Power

None

Output

500 µA to 1300 µA peak, each detector