Satellite and Ground System Components

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nanoSSoC-D60 NanoSat Sun Sensor

nanoSSoC-D60 NanoSat Sun Sensor

nanoSSoC-D60 NanoSat Sun Sensor


The nanoSSOC-D60 is a volume, mass and power efficient digital output sun sensor and the perfect ADCS solution for cubesats and other nanosatellite platforms interested in interfacing with the sensor over UART, I2C or SPI. The Sun Sensor on a Chip (SSOC) architecture, achieved through MEMS fabrication processes, provides accurate tracking, pointing and attitude determination. The low cost device measures the incident angle of sun rays in two orthogonal axes, leveraging the geometrical dimensions of the design to provide high sensitivity in a compact and robust package.

Key Features

  • ±60º Field of View
  • < 0.5 º (3sigma) Accuracy
  • UART, I2C, or SPI Output
  • 3.3V or 5V Input Voltage
  • < 23mA Consumption
  • 6.5g Total Mass

*Produced by SolarMems and distributed in the USA by SpaceQuest Ltd.