Coarse Sun Sensor
The Coarse Sun Sensor (CSS) Pyramid is a 2 axis sensor containing four detectors, used for applications including solar array pointing, sun acquisition, and failsafe recovery.
Over 1,000 Adcole Analog Sun Sensors have been deployed on hundreds of spacecraft since the 1960s. Analog Sun Sensors provide a very large field of view with less accuracy than Adcole’s Digital Sun Sensors.
Adcole Space is able to design baffles to accommodate nearly any unique Field of View (FOV) requirements your mission requires.
|Field of View||
2π steradian plus
±1° at Null (typically)
±5° throughout linear range
0.29 lb (0.13 kg) nominal
500 μA to 1300 μA, each detector
|Number of Measurement Axes||
|Number of Detectors||
4 per bracket
|Other Bracket Configurations||
2,6,8 detectors per bracket