THE BRAZILIAN AUTONOMOUS STAR TRACKER DEVELOPMENT Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • This paper presents the development effort of a Brazilian autonomous star tracker, a brief history and design decisions taken in order to increase star tracker survivability and flexibility to space environment, operation errors and changing mission requirements. The design is flexible enough to allow the use of the same hardware for different purposes, like a navigation camera or as a horizon sensor. An overview of the test and calibration setup is also presented.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fialho, M., Perondi, L. F., & Mortari, D.

publication date

  • January 2016