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Low-Cost Raspberry Pi Star Sensor for Small Satellites

By SpaceRef Editor
July 8, 2022
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Bharat Chandra P, Mayuresh Sarpotdar, Binukumar G. Nair, Richa Rai, Rekhesh Mohan, Joice Mathew, Margarita Safonova, Jayant Murthy

We present here a low-cost Raspberry Pi (RPi)-based star sensor StarberrySense using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components, developed and built for applications in small satellites and CubeSat-based missions. A star sensor is one of the essential instruments onboard a satellite for attitude determination. However, most commercially available star sensors are expensive and bulky to be used in small satellite missions. StarberrySense is a configurable system — it can operate as an imaging camera, a centroiding camera, or as a star sensor. We describe the algorithms implemented in the sensor, its assembly and calibration. This payload was selected by a recent Announcement of Opportunity call for payloads to fly on the PS4-Orbital Platform by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

Comments: J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst (Accepted)

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Cite as: arXiv:2207.03087 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2207.03087v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

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