Attitude determination using a photon counting star tracker

Michael D'Angelo, Richard Linares

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Abstract

This paper describes a path toward the development of theory for using a photon counting camera as a star tracker for spacecraft attitude estimation. The benefit of using a photon counting camera is that star data can be sampled at a faster rate while allowing one to measure very dim stars, increasing the number of stars available for attitude estimation. The development of a noise model is discussed and an algorithm to process raw data is shown. An attitude estimation method is discussed and simulated data is shown. A simulated star tracker for attitude estimation is shown and attitude estimation results are shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 Western New York Image Processing Workshop, WNYIPW 2011 - Proceedings
Pages12-15
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 Western New York Image Processing Workshop, WNYIPW 2011 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: Nov 14 2011Nov 14 2011

Publication series

Name2011 Western New York Image Processing Workshop, WNYIPW 2011 - Proceedings

Other

Other2011 Western New York Image Processing Workshop, WNYIPW 2011
CountryUnited States
CityRochester, NY
Period11/14/1111/14/11

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