Coarse Sun Sensor (Cosine Type)

The Redwire Coarse Sun Sensor (Cosine Type) is a small, lightweight sun sensor that offers approximate cosine and conical symmetry field of view capabilities.

  • Single Detector
  • Field of View (FOV): Approximate cosine, conical symmetry
  • Baffles can be provided to restrict the FOV
  • Coarse Sun Sensor (Cosine Type) is Rad hard >100 krad (Si)

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KEY SPECIFICATIONS

Applications
  • Solar-Array Pointing
  • Sun Acquisition
  • Fail-Safe Recovery
Parameters
Field of View

APPROXIMATE COSINE, CONICAL SYMMETRY

Input Power

NONE

Peak Output

500 μA to 1300 μA

Mass

10 GRAMS (NOMINAL), 0.353 OZ

Dimensions

MOUNTING FLANGE X BODY X HEIGHT
1.10″ X 0.74″ X 0.47″
2.8 CM X 1.9 CM X 1.2 CM

Configuration
Baffles Can be Provided to Restrict FOV

Baffles: Nearly any FOV can be accommodated by a unique baffle for the CSS. Typically the customer defines the particular FOV needed to shield the detector from any stray light reflections. Redwire designsthe baffle to meet this Stray Light FOV, while maximizing the Active FOV of the detector. For complex baffle designs, a prototype baffle is typically built and verified by test.
Sun Sensors are export controlled through an ECCN (Export Control Classification Number) issued by the United States Department of Commerce, ECCN 7A104. Export shipment requires successful application for an export license.