BUTCube - Sun sensor module
Lazar Václav, Ing. (DA FME BUT)
Rydlo Štěpán, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)
Láznička Tomáš, Ing. (FME BUT)
Bartoněk Jaroslav, Ing. (DA FME BUT)
Popela Robert, Ing., Ph.D. (FME BUT)
cube-sat, mission demonstrator,satellite, 1U concept, module, sun tracker
BUTCube satellite module, it is one of the modules that can be physically placed in the panel of the solar module and extend the functionality of the satellite according to the needs.
This particular module allows for the determination of the angle of the sun relative to the satellite. This is a method of determining the position of a satellite, for example, when it is not possible to obtain information from GNSS satellites. For example, if the satellite is in an orbit that is above the orbit of GNSS satellites or the satellite is not properly oriented to receive GNSS data.
The product is physically located at the FSI - Institude of aerospace engineering. Production documentation and source code are available at the link below.
STRaDe Git: https://strade.fit.vutbr.cz/git/imalanik/BUTCube/src/branch/FC/modules/FC
Reliable, Secure, and Efficient Computer Systems (FIT-S-20-6427)
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering BUT (FME BUT)