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Center Independent Research & Development: GSFC IRAD

An Advance Open Architecture Astrometric Alignment Sensor for Distributed & Non-Distributed GN&C Systems

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Astrometric Alignment Sensor

This IRAD will advance the technology to provide a stellar sensor that may be used for astrometric alignments necessary for Formation Flying/Relative Navigation related missions. The objective of this project is to develop an advanced stellar sensor for astrometric alignment and other challenging SmallSat-class Formation Flying/Relative Navigation missions such as the Virtual Telescope (VT) concept.

The prototype will be a assembly consisting of a small, low powered electronics box, stellar detector and a lens assembly with a manual fine focus feature.

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