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Star sensor simulation for astroinertial guidance and navigation
Author(s): John M. Kennel; Steven A. Havstad; Dave D. Hood
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Paper Abstract

A star sensor simulator was developed, which models the characteristics of the star, the background, the sensor's windows, the telescope, the detector, the electronics, and the environment, generating data which are similar to data received from a real star sensor. The simulated data are then processed to reveal the star sensing capability. The paper discusses the requirements of the star sensor simulator, the models used, and the simulator design and presents representative simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1694, Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation II, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138141
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John M. Kennel, Northrop Corp. (United States)
Steven A. Havstad, Northrop Corp. (United States)
Dave D. Hood, Northrop Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1694:
Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation II
Sharon S. Welch, Editor(s)

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