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Novel static horizon sensor for small satellites
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Paper Abstract

A compact horizon sensor has been developed for use on TECHSAT-1 and other small satellites. The stringent requirements for low weight and power have been met by designing a static sensor with a new type of thermal detector array. The sensor uses four identical telescopes mounted at an optimal angle for the satellite altitude, and a microprocessor to convert the data from the detectors into an accurate measure of the angle to the nadir.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1971, 8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optical Engineering and Remote Sensing, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.151015
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Jeremy M. Topaz, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Ofer Braun, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1971:
8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optical Engineering and Remote Sensing

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