Analog Sun Sensors

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.


Coarse Sun Sensor Detector
Coarse Sun Sensor (CSS) Detector

The Coarse Sun Sensor Detector is a single detector model used for applications including solar-array pointing, sun acquisition, and fail-safe recovery.

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Coarse Sun Sensor Pyramid Type
Coarse Sun Sensor (CSS) Pyramid Assembly

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.

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Coarse Analog Sun Sensor (CASS)

Coarse Analog Sun Sensor (CASS)

The Adcole Coarse Analog Sun Sensor is a single axis model used for attitude control, solar array pointing, sun acquisition, and failsafe recovery. Hundreds of these sensors have flown on earth orbiting and interplanetary programs.

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