sun sensor

sun sensor

[′sən ‚sen·sər]
(electronics)
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An experimental sun sensor was also attached, making it sun-synchronous and also, an amateur radio messaging system.
Thrusters can be seen at the lower left and right, the Electra communications antenna at the bottom toward the left, the magnetometer and sun sensor at the end of the solar-panels at the upper left, the tip of the communications antenna at the top middle.
Several Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) studies have also used the sun sensor for heading determination for Rocky 7 and FIDO field rover, but the method is similar to that of Spirit and Opportunity, and the precision in the field test is also to within a few degrees [3,4].
Specifically, we show the benefits of including inertial, sun sensor, and magnetometer measurements.
12 May 2017 - Massachusetts, US-based precision sun sensor supplier Adcole Corp.
The microsatellite ADCS is concerned with the satellite solar eclipse because the sun sensor reading is affected.
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.
Some studies [11-13] also use four photoresistors with cylindrical shades, electrooptical unit, or electrooptical unit as a sun sensor. Its controller contains differential amplifiers, comparators, and output components to provide fairly good accuracy and reliable operation.
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.