• Grant accepted


Star trackers are a mandatory part of orientation of spacecraft systems. In recent years continues to increase the number of launches microsatellites. Microsatellites for a system of stellar orientation of the special requirements: sensor size should not exceed a few centimeters, weight - 50-100 g, and power consumption - 0.2-0.5 W. Expected to create an autonomous miniature star sensor orientation subminutes exactly designed to be placed on micro-and nanosatellite, small aircraft, and as additional sensors for conventional satellites. The basis of this sensor is a specialized CMOS chip combining a radiation detector and a system of pre-processing the image.

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