Arcminute Attitude Estimation for CubeSats with a Novel Nano Star Tracker

  title={Arcminute Attitude Estimation for CubeSats with a Novel Nano Star Tracker},
  author={Alexander O. Erlank and Willem Herman Steyn},
  journal={IFAC Proceedings Volumes},
Abstract The next generation of CubeSats will require accurate attitude knowledge throughout orbit for advanced science payloads and high gain antennas. A star tracker can provide the required performance, but star trackers have traditionally been too large, expensive and power hungry to be included on a CubeSat. This paper briefly surveys the state of current CubeSat ADCS systems and goes on to describe the development of a CubeSat-compatible star tracker. Algorithms for star detection… 

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