Miniature Spinning Sun Sensor

Miniature Spinning Sun Sensor

The Adcole Miniature Spinning Sun Sensor is designed for use on small spinning satellites. This sensor has flown on the ST5 and Themis satellite clusters, and has been delivered for the NASA MMS program.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

Configuration

Features

Fully integrated unit with optical heads and electronics processing circuitry.

Parameters

Field of View

±87.5° from normal to spin axis

Accuracy

±0.25°

LSB Size

0.125°

Input Power

+12V to +15V (Power consumption less than 0.5 W)

Output

Parallel 11 data bits plus sun crossing pulse output

Weight

0.55lb (0.25kg) max

Size

2.26″ x 2.03″ x 2″ (57 x 51.5 x 51 mm), exclusive of connector and mounting pads