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Star trackers for Space Station Freedom
Author(s): John Garrish; Craig W. Bostock
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Paper Abstract

Hughes Danbury Optical Systems (HDOS) has built and successfully tested an Engineering Model (EM) Star Tracker for the Attitude Determination System (ADS) of the Space Station Freedom. This work was accomplished under a contract from Honeywell's Space Systems Group at Clearwater, Florida. The EM has empirically demonstrated that the design is consistent with functional and performance features of the flight model, including the ability to acquire and track up to four stars in the debris rich environment surrounding the Space Station. Included is a discussion of the modular design of the tracker which lends itself to thorough subassembly testing. Finally the integrated testing and test results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1949, Space Guidance, Control, and Tracking, (23 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157078
Show Author Affiliations
John Garrish, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Craig W. Bostock, Honeywell, 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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