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Autonomous wide-field-of-view star tracker system
Author(s): Chris J. Schauwecker; Rene Abreu; James A. Plascyk
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design of a low power, lightweight, three-axis, high accuracy, wide field of view (WFOV), CCD based Star Tracker System. The autonomous system will provide an inertial attitude reference for several lightweight, lowpower satellite programs underway at TRW. The paper includes the trades which led to the current design. Product performance, description, and verification are provided. The paper concludes with a development schedule, which includes a flight unit acceptance in January 1994, and closing comments regarding increased functionality and improved integration ease.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1952, Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161387
Show Author Affiliations
Chris J. Schauwecker, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Rene Abreu, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
James A. Plascyk, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1952:
Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components
Sankaran Gowrinathan; C. Bruce Johnson; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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