Attitude Sensor

Attitude Sensor

 

an instrument for determining the angular deviations of the axes of a spacecraft from preset directions. Attitude sensors are distinguished according to the principle of acquisition and processing of information. In fulfilling their functions, attitude sensors may use any celestial bodies (the sun or planets) or the force fields generated by the bodies. Attitude sensors also exist which do not require external sources of information and which are fully isolated from space—for example, gyroscopes.

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An attitude sensor --a Sun-tracker that monitors alignment--combines with the other data to precisely align with the host.
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The main control chip and attitude sensor were located at the center of the flight control board; thus, the six-rotor UAV had easy access to real attitude information, and the coordinate axis of attitude sensor was coincident with that of six-rotor UAV frame.

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