Tensor Tech CSS-10 Coarse Sun Sensor

Tensor Tech CSS-10 Coarse Sun Sensor

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Description

CSS-10 is a coarse sun sensor with a simple and robust design. This sun sensor is suitable for spacecraft with low pointing requirements or needs a robust input for the sun-acquisition algorithm. Multiple sun sensors are recommended to be installed on different faces of the satellite to maximize the field of view of the sun sensor array. The CSS-10 outputs analog signals that are proportional to the solar irradiance.

The user has to prepare analog-to-digital converters (ADCS) for the onboard computer (OBC) or the ADCS computer to access the data from each CSS-10. The more CSS-10 is used, the more channels the user has to prepare for the ADC.

Features

  • Analog-type coarse sun sensor.
  • Hardware protection for short-circuit caused system failure prevention.
  • Six coarse sun sensors can provide a full sky (4π) FOV coverage (± 60 deg for each sensor)

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Product Properties

Lead time: 2 months

  • 1-axis analog coarse sun sensor
  • <5 deg (1-sigma) of sun determination accuracy is achievable following the user manual’s calibration instructions
  • Hardware protection for short-circuit-caused system failure prevention
  • Six coarse sun sensors can provide a full sky (4π) FOV coverage (± 60 deg for each sensor)
  • An analog-to-digital converter should be installed to extract information.
  • Three pins including Vcc, GND, and output line.

Field of view: ± 60 deg

Power consumption: < 0.1 mA

Mechanical: 20.00 × 10.00 × 5.70 mm (< 0.5 g)

Radiation tolerance: > 10 krad

Documents

Brochure

CSS-10m CAD