14 December 2016 Pointing system for the balloon-borne astronomical payloads
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We describe the development and implementation of a light-weight, fully autonomous 2-axis pointing and stabilization system designed for balloon-borne astronomical payloads. The system is developed using off-the-shelf components such as Arduino Uno controller, HMC 5883L magnetometer, MPU-9150 inertial measurement unit, and iWave GPS receiver unit. It is a compact and rugged system which can also be used to take images/video in a moving vehicle or in real photography. The system performance is evaluated from the ground, as well as in conditions simulated to imitate the actual flight by using a tethered launch.
Kaipacheri Nirmal, Kaipacheri Nirmal, Sreejith Aickara Gopinathan, Sreejith Aickara Gopinathan, Joice Mathew, Joice Mathew, Mayuresh Sarpotdar, Mayuresh Sarpotdar, Ambily Suresh, Ambily Suresh, Ajin Prakash, Ajin Prakash, Margarita Safonova, Margarita Safonova, Jayant Murthy, Jayant Murthy, } "Pointing system for the balloon-borne astronomical payloads," Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems 2(4), 047001 (14 December 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JATIS.2.4.047001 . Submission:


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