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.

Aerospace Coarse Sun Sensor
Configuration Four Single Detectors arranged into two orthogonal pairs Redundant version with eight detectors also available
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