19 November 2014 A theoretical method for vanes profile design in star sensor baffle
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All the star trackers must be composed of a baffle system to removes stray lights intensity. According to the mission, some external sources can illuminate the optical system and introduce some noises in the final image. The performance of a star tracker is often limited by the stray light level on the detector. Some familiar formulas for baffle system design that have already been introduced are somewhat useless due to some fundamental problems. In this paper, a complete analytical method is developed to fully design a two-stage baffle system. Furthermore, some new relationships are introduced to determine vane positions and heights. Finally, ray tracing performance analyses are performed to prove the formulation. The designed baffle simulations reveal that the attenuation factors are on the order of 109 for angles larger than the pre-defined exclusion angle.
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Javad Haghshenas, Javad Haghshenas, Ehsan Johari, Ehsan Johari, } "A theoretical method for vanes profile design in star sensor baffle", Proc. SPIE 9264, Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization III, 92641R (19 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2069467; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2069467
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