Accession Number:

AD0257283

Title:

STUDY OF A SOLAR SENSOR FOR USE IN SPACE-VEHICLE ORIENTATION CONTROL SYSTEMS

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A solar sensor is proposed to meet the existing need for orienting space vehicles toward the sun. Consideration has been given to such requirements as reliability, capture capability, sensitivity,AND POWER CONSUMPTION. The effects of varying certain design parameters are shown and improvements are suggested. The effects of a space environment are discussed. Results obtained from an experimental model of a solar sensor are presented. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE