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13 August 1993 Novel static horizon sensor for small satellites
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A compact horizon sensor has been developed for use on TECHSAT-1 and other small satellites. The stringent requirements for low weight and power have been met by designing a static sensor with a new type of thermal detector array. The sensor uses four identical telescopes mounted at an optimal angle for the satellite altitude, and a microprocessor to convert the data from the detectors into an accurate measure of the angle to the nadir.
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Jeremy M. Topaz and Ofer Braun "Novel static horizon sensor for small satellites", Proc. SPIE 1971, 8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optical Engineering and Remote Sensing, (13 August 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.151015
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