sun sensor

sun sensor

[′sən ‚sen·sər]
(electronics)
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Fun standard features included in the 2015 Ghibli consist of hands-free entry, an external temperature display, steering-wheel mounted controls, a rearview backup camera, dual-zone climate controls, a sun sensor, a DVD player, eight speakers and rain-sensing windshield wipers that automatically adjust to the speed and power of rainfall.
Sunis- Sunis WireFree[TM] RTS Sun Sensor is a wireless sun sensor that is powered with an integrated solar cell and uses RTS to automatically extend an awning based on the sun's intensity.
Alexander, who was named Bede's Engineer of the Year, spent five days working with PhD students at Newcastle University creating a sun sensor, called Pong-sat, as the prize for his achievements in school.
The Satellite Navigation system comprises 3-Axis rate Gyros, Magnetometers, Accelerometers, Digital sun Sensor and Star tracking Sensors in order to provide accurate attitude and orbital determination.
That's because the probe was swinging so violently and the atmosphere was so thick that Huygens' sun sensor couldn't function properly.
Boktai features a real-time sun sensor that tells you how much sun you are getting if any.
The car features climate control with sun sensor, multi-CD player with remote control, cruise control, ABS brakes, traction control, front airbags and side airbags to both front and rear.
Although you can buy a basic Luxaflex 2x1m awning with acrylic non-rotting fibre for just pounds 245, the wind and sun sensor control packs mean you don't have to rush in and out to pack the awning away.
The students, who have been building a miniature space satellite thanks to a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, created a sun sensor that was used this week for an important test for the Mars Pathfinder mission.
First, the attitude determination system, which has three-axis Honeywell HMC5883L magnetometers; three-axis Invensense ITG3200 gyroscopic sensors; and two-axis Sun sensors based on two one-dimensional Hamamatsu S3931 position sensitive detectors (PSD), a Sun sensor for each side of the satellite.
Armadillo Launch Vehicle Attitude Knowledge Capability Enhancement Using Advanced Micro Sun Sensor," Sohrab Mobasser, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif.