Accession Number:

AD0262792

Title:

A DIGITAL SOLAR ASPECT SENSOR

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The solar aspect sensor performs the analog-todigital conversion of data optically. To accomplish this, it uses a binary Gray code light mask to produce a digital indication, in vehiclefixed coordinates, of the elevation and azimuthANGLES OF INCIDENT LIGHT FROM THE SUN. This digital solar aspect sensor system, in Explorer X, provided measurements of both elevation and azimuth angles or - 2 degrees at a distance of over 140,000 statute miles. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE