sun sensor

sun sensor

[′sən ‚sen·sər]
(electronics)
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12 May 2017 - Massachusetts, US-based precision sun sensor supplier Adcole Corp.
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.
For example, when selecting a sun sensor (Figure 1) for use in an automatic climate control system, a number of performance characteristics should be considered, as well as price.
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.