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StarNav : Self-calibrating Star Navigation System



High frame-rate, self calibrating stellar attitude determination system. Features :

  1. StarNav I : STS 107 flight experiment.
  2. StarNav II : EO-3 GIFTS Attitude Determination System
    1. 10-60Hz update, 5 micro-radian accuracy
    2. Split field of view, one camera images two star fields (~90 degrees apart) for precision 3 - axis attitude determination.
starnav2 Some features of the sensing system are summarized.

The Dual Split Field of View Startracker features are summarized in this viewgraph.




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