Translator Disclaimer
Paper
28 June 2006 Testbed angle sensor for metrology of multi-spacecraft formations
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
We have designed and built a testbed demonstrating an angle sensor that measures the relative angular position between two free-flying spacecraft when used in conjunction with a distance-metrology system. In flight, one spacecraft would carry an LED beacon while the other would carry the sensor system. Our fixed, staring testbed sensor demonstrated a 10 degree capture range with 0.1 arcsec resolution over the inner 1 arcmin of field, and an update rate of over 100 Hz. The testbed showed this performance for simulated spacecraft separations of 100 to 1000 meters.
© (2006) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Erin Sabatke, James Leitch, and Anna Pierce "Testbed angle sensor for metrology of multi-spacecraft formations", Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 62682A (28 June 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671960
PROCEEDINGS
12 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
RELATED CONTENT

Orbiting stellar interferometer
Proceedings of SPIE (June 26 1995)
An Enclosed Laser Calibration Standard
Proceedings of SPIE (February 08 1985)

Back to Top