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Analysis of Slewing and Attitude Determination Requirements for CTEx
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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This thesis examines the slewing and attitude determination requirements for the Chromotomographic ExperimentCTEX, a chromotomographic-based hyperspectral imager, to be mounted on-board the Japanese Experiment Module JEM External Facility EF. The in-track slewing requirement is driven by the facts that CTEx has a very small field of view FOV and is required to collect 10 seconds of data for any given collection window. The need to slew in the cross-track direction is a product of the small FOV and targetcalibration site access. CTEx incorporates a two-axis slow-steering dwell mirror with a range of - 8 degrees and an accuracy of 10 arcseconds in each axis to slew the FOV. The inherent inaccuracy in the knowledge of the International Space Stations ISSattitude - 3 degrees poses significant complications in accurately pointing CTEx even with more accurate 0.3 degrees attitude information provided by the JEM. The desire is for CTEx to incorporate a star tracker with 1 arcsecond accuracy to determine attitude without reliance on outside sources.
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