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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a531850.pdf


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
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE