Digital Sun Sensor 128 Degree

Digital Sun Sensor (±64°)

Adcole Two-Axis Fine Sun Sensors are used for attitude determination, sun acquisition, solar-array pointing and fail-safe recovery. Many systems have flown with 1 to 8 sensor heads per processing electronics.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

Configuration

Number of Measurement Axes

2 (each sensor)

Number of Sensors

5 typical per electronics. 1 to 8 sensors can also be used. Electronics selects the sensor with highest sun intensity. Sensor selection via spacecraft command is also available.

Note: 4π steradians (full sphere) coverage can be achieved with 5 sensors.

Parameters

Field of View

128° x 128° (each sensor)

Accuracy

±0.25° (transition accuracy)

LSB Size

0.5°