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.

Coarse Analog Sun Sensor (CASS)
KEY SPECIFICATIONS
Configuration
Number of Measurement Axes 1
Parameters
Field of View Measurement Direction
Linear Range ±20°
Full FOV ±40°
Insensitive Direction ±55° Min.
Accuracy ±0.75° over the ±20° linear range
Input Power None
Output 0 to 300 µA, each solar cell