The smallest sun sensor in the Adcole Space product portfolio, the Adcole Space SmallSat Sun Sensor can be used for a variety of spacecraft missions requiring sun detection.
One of the smallest sun sensors available on the marketplace today, the SmallSat Sun Sensor provides a cosine output of the sun angle for small satellite applications. The product offers these advantages:
- Extremely low mass
- Low power requirement
- Sensor provides UV and RAD tolerant device for sun angle applications
- A single sun sensor provides the sun presence. A group of sun sensors appropriately mounted can provide sun angle data and polarity
The Micro Sun Sensor can be used for a variety of spacecraft missions requiring sun detection. The output of the Sun Sensor is analog voltage range from 0 to 2.1V, which can be fed into a microprocessor ADC.
A single sun sensor can provide sun presence information. A group of sun sensors appropriately mounted can provide coarse sun angle data and polarity.