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Miniature star tracker
Author(s): Lawrence W. Cassidy
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Paper Abstract

Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (HDOS) is developing a new generation of star trackers that combine low-weight and power consumption with high performance, high reliability, and survivability. Our Miniature Star Tracker (MST), Model HD-1003, represents our next step in the evolution of our advanced star tracker (ASTRA) family of CCD-based star trackers and stresses compact packaging to minimize the impact on the spacecraft design. Small size lowers tracker procurement, integration and launch costs, and provides the user with a high degree of flexibility in selecting the optimum attitude sensor suite, especially for small-sats. Weighing less than 6 lbs, our MST incorporates the latest detector, processor, and application- specific integrated circuit (ASIC) electronics technology to provide exceptional accuracy and survivability in the natural, proton-rich space environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1949, Space Guidance, Control, and Tracking, (23 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157071
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Lawrence W. Cassidy, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1949:
Space Guidance, Control, and Tracking
George E. Sevaston; Richard H. Stanton, Editor(s)

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