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AUTONOMOUS ATTITUDE SENSING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
625
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
625
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ithaco, Inc.
735 West Clinton Street, P.O. Box 6437 Ithaca, NY 14851
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: AUTONOMOUS ATTITUDE SENSING SYSTEM
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW, PRECISION THREE-AXIS ATTITUDE DETERMINATION SYSTEM LOW-EARTH-ORBIT SPACECRAFT IS THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT. THESUN/EARTH REFERENCE SYSTEM (SERS) USES THE SUN AND THE EARTHAS ATTITUDE REFERENCES FOR UPDATING PRECISION GYROS AND HAS THE ACCURACY POTENTIAL TO MEET THE ATTITUDE DETERMINATION AND CONTROL REQUIREMENTS OFF TODAY'S STAR TRACKER/GYRO BASEDSYSTEMS. THE UNIQUENESS OF THE APPROACH IS THE PROPOSITION THAT, WHEN EARTH SENSOR DATA ARE AVERAGED OVER A FULL ORBIT ALL SYSTEMATIC AND RANDOM EFFECTS ARE GREATLY ATTENUATED, PROBABLY TO LESS THAN .01 DEGREES. FLIGHT DATA FROM LANDSATD IS ANALYSED TO SHOW THE VALIDITY OF THIS PROPOSITION.

Principal Investigator:

Vaughn H. Selby

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ithaco Inc.
735 W. Clinton St. P.o. Box 6437 Ithaca, NY 14851

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No