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SED16 autonomous star tracker night sky testing
Author(s): Thierry Foisneau; Véronique Piriou; Nicolas Perrimon; Philippe Jacob; Ludovic Blarre; Didier Vilaire

Paper Abstract

The SED16 is an autonomous multi-missions star tracker which delivers three axis satellite attitude in an inertial reference frame and the satellite angular velocity with no prior information. The qualification process of this star sensor includes five validation steps using optical star simulator, digitized image simulator and a night sky tests setup. The night sky testing was the final step of the qualification process during which all the functions of the star tracker were used in almost nominal conditions : Autonomous Acquisition of the attitude, Autonomous Tracking of ten stars. These tests were performed in Calern in the premises of the OCA (Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur). The test set-up and the test results are described after a brief review of the sensor main characteristics and qualification process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10569, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000, 105690U (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2307893
Show Author Affiliations
Thierry Foisneau, SODERN (France)
Véronique Piriou, SODERN (France)
Nicolas Perrimon, SODERN (France)
Philippe Jacob, SODERN (France)
Ludovic Blarre, SODERN (France)
Didier Vilaire, SODERN (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10569:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000
Georges Otrio, Editor(s)

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