Accession Number : ADA531850
Title : Digital Imaging Star Camera
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC SPACE SCIENCE DIV
Personal Author(s) : Nicholas, Andrew
Report Date : 30 Sep 2009
Pagination or Media Count : 3
Abstract : The primary goal of this program is to provide a flight demonstration of a small low power star camera capable of providing attitude knowledge of 0.02 degree or better. The development of such science-enabling technology is critical for space-flight mission on small spacecraft, such as CubeSats, that cannot afford the mass, power or cost of traditional star trackers but require better pointing knowledge than current small satellite technologies can provide.
Descriptors : *STAR TRACKERS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , DIGITAL CAMERAS , IMAGE PROCESSING , SPACE FLIGHT
Subject Categories : Astronomy
Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Recording and Playback Devices
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE