Software development of star trackers for small satellites

K. Ho

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Abstract

This paper aims to propose a set of lost-in-space star identification algorithm that works effectively for small satellites. Several algorithms are investigated for each phase of star identification: feature extraction and catalogue searching. For feature extraction, it is shown that the algorithm using extended images and that using combined images work best, and for catalogue searching, the Group Catalogue is shown to work best. Therefore we propose an algorithm combining these three as the best one. Simulation results also show the effectiveness of this algorithm in its robustness to various errors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Pages2416-2423
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Sep 27 2010Oct 1 2010

Publication series

Name61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Volume3

Other

Other61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period9/27/1010/1/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Ho, K. (2010). Software development of star trackers for small satellites. In 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 (pp. 2416-2423). (61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010; Vol. 3).