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Star tracker for remote sensing satellites
Author(s): Philip C. Thomas; Gangan Prathap; V. Koteswara Rao; Yashwant K. Jain
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Paper Abstract

A microprocessor controlled star tracker system using an area array charge coupled device (CCD) as detector has been developed for the attitude determination of remote sensing satellites. A pair of sensors with field of view (FOV) of 8 deg x 6 deg mounted in skewed configuration in the 3 axis stabilized satellite is capable of detecting stars up to 5.0 visual magnitude giving an attitude determination accuracy of better than 0.01 deg. This system is developed at the Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS), Bangalore and intended to be flown aboard Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS-1C) scheduled to be launched by the middle of 1995.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2221, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VIII, (5 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178929
Show Author Affiliations
Philip C. Thomas, ISRO Satellite Ctr. (India)
Gangan Prathap, ISRO Satellite Ctr. (India)
V. Koteswara Rao, ISRO Satellite Ctr. (India)
Yashwant K. Jain, ISRO Satellite Ctr. (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2221:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VIII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum; Morris M. Birnbaum; George E. Sevaston, Editor(s)

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