Intelligent star tracker

Natalie Clark, Jung-Chih Chiao, Lorenzo Faraone, H. Barry Harrison, Andrei M. Shkel
2001 Device and Process Technologies for MEMS and Microelectronics II  
We describe our Intelligent Star Tracker System. Our Intelligent Star Tracker System incorporates an adaptive optic catadioptric telescope in a silicon carbide housing. Leveraging off of our active optic technologies, the novel active pixel position sensors (APPS) enable wide dynamic range and allows simultaneous imagery of faint and bright stars in a single image. Moreover, the APPS, in conjunction with the adaptive optics technologies, offer unprecedented accuracy in altitude and navigation
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doi:10.1117/12.448968 fatcat:yji4ihrnsvfkxamqswwmofetyq