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CCD star sensors for Indian remote sensing satellites
Author(s): T. K. Alex; V. Koteswara Rao
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Paper Abstract

Indian remote sensing satellites (IRS) carry a set of star sensors using CCDs for precise determination of satellite attitude. The star sensor data is used for precision annotation of imagery received from the satellite. These satellites are three-axis stabilized in polar sun- synchronized orbits. Two types of star sensors have been developed. The first type is based on a linear CCD and the second one is based on an area CCD. They use thermo-electric coolers to cool the detectors. A comparison of both configurations is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1478, Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45626
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T. K. Alex, ISRO (India)
V. Koteswara Rao, ISRO (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1478:
Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation
Jack F. Wade; Avi Tuchman, Editor(s)

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