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
KEY SPECIFICATIONS
Configuration Four Single Detectors arranged into two orthogonal pairs Redundant version with eight detectors also available
Parameters
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