Accession Number:

ADA509760

Title:

Sun Sensor Calibration for the Calibrated Orbiting Objects Project (COOP)

Descriptive Note:

Techical note for 1 Jun-14 Aug 2009

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM SPACE VEHICLES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-07-30

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This Technical Note describes the calibration of the coarse and medium sun sensors for the Calibrate Orbiting Objects Project COOP. The data presented will be used by the satellite contractor for Attitude Determination and Control ADC. The coarse sensors were calibrated at 15 deg increments along orthogonal axes within its 120 deg field of view FOV and the medium sensors were calibrated at 10 deg increments along orthogonal axes within its 60 deg FOV. Step size was reduced to 2 deg increments between - 10 deg and 10 deg increase calibration resolution near maximum voltage output. Sensor performance as a function of temperature variance is also characterized for the expected operating range 5C to 69C.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE