CSS-10 is a coarse sun sensor with a simple and robust design. This sun sensor is suitable for spacecraft with low pointing requirements or needs a robust input for the sun-acquisition algorithm.
Multiple sun sensors are recommended to be installed on different faces of the satellite to maximize the field of view of the sun sensor array. The CSS-10 outputs analog signals that are proportional to the solar irradiance.
The user has to prepare analog-to-digital converters (ADCS) for the onboard computer (OBC) or the ADCS computer to access the data from each CSS-10.
The more CSS-10 is used, the more channels the user has to prepare for the ADC.
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