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A Star Mapper Using Linear CCD Array
Author(s): Y. K. Jain; V.Koteswara Rao; D.V.B. Rao; N. J. Babu
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Paper Abstract

A star mapper using linear 2048 element CCD array is being developed for providing high accuracy post-facto attitude intormation for the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS-1A) Scheduled to be launched by the end of 1986. The sensor employs the orbital motion of the sun-synchronous satellite to map the sky at the orbital rate and generates coordinate intormation of the stars using an 1802 based processor system. A tour element 75mm aperature catadioptric system is used for sensing (stars upto fifth magnitude. The CCD is cooled by means of thermoelectric cooler to -20oC. Details of the sensor design are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0501, State-of-the-Art Imaging Arrays and Their Applications, (8 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944670
Show Author Affiliations
Y. K. Jain, Government ot India (India)
V.Koteswara Rao, Government ot India (India)
D.V.B. Rao, Government ot India (India)
N. J. Babu, Government ot India (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0501:
State-of-the-Art Imaging Arrays and Their Applications
Keith N. Prettyjohns, Editor(s)

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