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New generation of star trackers
Author(s): Vladimir S. Kouzmin; Victor I. Fedosseev; Vladimir Ivanovich Zaikin
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Paper Abstract

The complex of requirements providing successful usage of star trackers of the space vehicles, on the one hand, and the principles of design and technical implementation which allow to meet the requirements, on the other hand, are elaborated during developing of technique of star trackers for space vehicle attitude control. The main characteristics of star trackers are: accuracy, interference protection, capability of the information updating, dimensions and mass, stability under external impacts. The design principles include, in the first place, the proper choice of the main components (optics, photo detector, processing circuits) as well as the methods of the information processing in the device. The signal source and noise models are of great importance at the case. The approaches, which provide achievement of high technical characteristics of star trackers and which are the traditional ones at the development of novel instruments in 'GeoKos', are discovered in the report as well as new opportunities of the approaches implementation available at present. Description and the characteristics of new generation of the unified start trackers being developed in 'GeoKos' are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2739, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing X, (7 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241938
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir S. Kouzmin, GeoKos/Geophyzika SPA (Russia)
Victor I. Fedosseev, GeoKos/Geophyzika SPA (Russia)
Vladimir Ivanovich Zaikin, GeoKos/Geophyzika SPA (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2739:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing X
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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