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Design of optics for compact star sensors
Author(s): Minyi Xu; Rongbao Shi; Weimin Shen
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Paper Abstract

In order to adapt to small size and low cost space platform such as mini-satellites, this paper studies the design of optics for compact star sensor. At first, the relationship between limiting magnitude and optical system specifications which includes field of view and entrance pupil diameter is analyzed, based on its Pyramid identification algorithm and signal-to-noise ratio requirement. The specifications corresponding to different limiting magnitude can be obtained after the detector is selected, and both of the complexity of optical lens and the size of baffle can be estimated. Then the range of the limiting magnitude can be determined for the miniaturization of the optical system. Taking STAR1000 CMOS detector as an example, the compact design of the optical system can be realized when the limiting magnitude is in the interval of 4.9Mv~5.5Mv. At last, the lens and baffle of a CMOS compact star sensor is optimally designed, of which length and weight is respectively 124 millimeters and 300 grams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9683, 8th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Advanced Optical Manufacturing Technologies, 968317 (28 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2241615
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Minyi Xu, soochow university (China)
Rongbao Shi, Soochow Univ. (China)
Weimin Shen, Soochow Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9683:
8th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Advanced Optical Manufacturing Technologies
Wenhan Jiang; Li Yang; Oltmann Riemer; Shengyi Li; Yongjian Wan, Editor(s)

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