Satellite and Ground System Components

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SSoC-A60 Satellite Sun Sun Sensor

SSoC-A60 Satellite Sun Sun Sensor

SSoC-A60 Satellite Sun Sun Sensor


The Sun Sensor on a Chip (SSOC) architecture, achieved through a MEMS fabrication process, results in a highly integrated sensing structure providing accurate and reliable sun-tracking, pointing and attitude determination. The SSOC-A60 device measures the incident angle of the sun’s rays in two orthogonal axes, leveraging the geometrical dimensions of the design to provide high sensitivity in a form factor perfect for small satellites.

Every analog sensor is calibrated, characterized, and provided with a look-up table. The use of a metal shield and cover glass over the optical eye minimizes ageing in higher radiation environments.

Key Features

  • ±60º Field of View in 2 Axes
  • < 0.3 º (3sigma) Accuracy
  • 0-3.3V or 0-5V Output
  • 3.3V / 5V Input Voltage
  • < 7mA Consumption
  • 25g Total Mass

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