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MiniDSS: a low-power and high-precision miniaturized digital sun sensor
Author(s): B. M. de Boer; M. Durkut; E. Laan; H. Hakkesteegt; A. Theuwissen; N. Xie; J. L. Leijtens; E. Urquijo; P. Bruins

Paper Abstract

A high-precision and low-power miniaturized digital sun sensor has been developed at TNO. The single-chip sun sensor comprises an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) on which an active pixel sensor (APS), read-out and processing circuitry as well as communication circuitry are combined. The design was optimized for low recurrent cost. The sensor is albedo insensitive and the prototype combines an accuracy in the order of 0.03° with a mass of just 72 g and a power consumption of only 65 mW.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 1056431 (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309111
Show Author Affiliations
B. M. de Boer, TNO (Netherlands)
M. Durkut, TNO (Netherlands)
E. Laan, TNO (Netherlands)
H. Hakkesteegt, TNO (Netherlands)
A. Theuwissen, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
N. Xie, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
J. L. Leijtens, Moog Bradford (Netherlands)
E. Urquijo, Moog Bradford (Netherlands)
P. Bruins, Moog Bradford (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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