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Now is the time for the sunsensor of the future
Author(s): Johan Leijtens; K. de Boom; M. Durkut; H. Hakkesteegt; A. Theuwissen; N. Xie

Paper Abstract

What started as an academic development in frame of the Dutch MicroNed program five years ago should culminate in the introduction of the smallest digital sunsensor available in (and probably outside) of Europe at the ICSO. At the ICSO, TNO plans to show for the first time a working mini-DSS, based on the APS+ chip. The sunsensor has been optimized for low power, low recurring costs and high repeatability in production. In order to achieve this, several innovations have been included and verified in a diverse range of supporting programs. During the presentation, trades performed that lead to the current setup, as well as the properties of the sensor system and interfaces will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 105652A (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309225
Show Author Affiliations
Johan Leijtens, TNO (Netherlands)
K. de Boom, TNO (Netherlands)
M. Durkut, TNO (Netherlands)
H. Hakkesteegt, TNO (Netherlands)
A. Theuwissen, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
N. Xie, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10565:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010
Errico Armandillo; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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