The Solar MEMS Sun Sensor on a Chip (SSOC) solution is a two-axes and low cost sun sensor for high accurate sun-tracking, pointing and attitude determination. The device measures the incident angle of sun ray in two orthogonal axes, providing a high sensitivity based on the geometrical dimensions of the design.
The nanoSSOC-D60 sun sensor is based on MEMS fabrication processes to achieve highly integrated sensing structures. The nanoSSOC-D60 has a digital interface and is compact, low weight and low power, making it ideally suited to nanosatellite platforms like CubeSats.
The nanoSSOC-D60 sun sensor includes MEMS technology with flight heritage and electronic components that are space-grade. More than 100 units have been included in more than 20 missions.
Key features of the nanoSSOC-D60 sun sensor include:
- ITAR free
- Digital space qualified
- Compatible with most CubeSat structures
- Compatible with most OBCs
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Last updated: 2021-04-16