Accession Number:

AD0737004

Title:

An Albedo Horizon Sensor Using Hybrid Circuitry.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Successful operation of an albedo horizon sensor using hybrid circuitry was demonstrated in the flight of Skylark SL 904. Two sensors were flown, each having an array of 16 detector elements and the vehicle roll angle was measured over a 60 degree range to an accuracy estimated to be about 0.3 degree. Details are given of the construction and operation of the sensors and suggestions made for future applications. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE