Optical Solar Sensor (OSD)

The Optical Solar Sensor has been designed to determine the direction towards the center of the Sun's visible disc.
The direction to the Sun is computed in the instrument coordinate system relative to the pixels' position on the linear CCDs illuminated with the light passed through the incoming coding mask.
The OSD coding mask has three groups of slits with three slits in each group. This mask configuration provides for reliability increase as well as for the required accuracy. In order to identify the groups and slits in the groups distances between the groups and particular slits have been made different.

Main characteristics

Mass, kg 0,65
Power consumption, W 2,5
Dimensions, mm 120х112х72,5
Field of view, grad
in the plane OXZ -60 - +60
in the plane OYZ -31 - +31
Data updatement frequency, Hz 4
Data exchange interface MILSTD-1553B
Failure-free operation probability 0,98
Output data Direction vector towards the Sun
Accuracy (3σ), arcmin
for the SC angular velocity less than 0,1°/с 3
for the SC angular velocity less than 1,0°/с 5