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This paper shows the design and calibration of an improved miniaturized two-axis sun sensor for satellite attitude control. The proposed new structure is based on a previous sun sensor structure by adding multiple sensing cells. The improvement in precision is obtained by the subdivision of field of view (FoV), which is expected to be ±60°, with a resolution of 0.1°. In the paper, both the mathematical model and the experimental results are presented. The resulting device will be incorporated in Microsat satellite from INTA, which will be launched in 2012.
CitationDelgado, F. [et al.]. A new design of high precision solar microsensor for satellite aplications. A: Sensors 2010 IEEE. "Sensors 2010". Hawaii: IEEE, 2010, p. 552-556.
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