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Research And Development Of Precision Earth Sensor
Author(s): Yasufumi Wakabayashi; Hiroyuki Nakamura; Shunsuke Tanaka; Fumiho Takahashi; Toshihira Kurii; Jun-ichi Aoyama; Kenji Hiraishi
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the research and development results of the precision horizon-crossing indicator for synchronous orbit (PHIS) suitable for the attitude control of a three-axis stabilized satellite operating at transfer and geosynchronous altitude. The bread-board model (BBM) for Engineering Test Satellite-VI(ETS-VI) to be launched in Summer 1992 by NASDA JAPAN was designed, fabricated and evaluated. The evaluation test results of PHIS/BBM show the excellent earth-pointing performance with respect to its on-orbit operation. And also the environmental and reliability tests have been successfully done for the sensor critical component parts. It is believed that this earth sensor will be one of the most relible and high-accuracy instrument after the 1990's.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1157, Infrared Technology XV, (8 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.978608
Show Author Affiliations
Yasufumi Wakabayashi, Tsukuba Space Center (Japan)
Hiroyuki Nakamura, Tsukuba Space Center (Japan)
Shunsuke Tanaka, Tsukuba Space Center (Japan)
Fumiho Takahashi, NEC Corporation (Japan)
Toshihira Kurii, NEC Corporation (Japan)
Jun-ichi Aoyama, NEC Corporation (Japan)
Kenji Hiraishi, NEC Corporation (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1157:
Infrared Technology XV
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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