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Title: Pointing system for the balloon-borne astronomical payloads
Authors: Nirmal, K
Sreejith, A. G
Mathew, J
Mayuresh, Sarpotdar
Ambily, S
Prakash, A
Safonova, M
Murthy, J
Keywords: Balloon experiment;Attitude sensor
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Publisher: SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering
Citation: Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 047001-1- 047001-9
Abstract: We describe the development and implementation of a light-weight, fully autonomous 2-axis pointing and stabilization system designed for balloon-borne astronomical payloads. The system is developed using off-the-shelf components such as Arduino Uno controller, HMC 5883L magnetometer, MPU-9150 inertial measurement unit, and iWave GPS receiver unit. It is a compact and rugged system which can also be used to take images/video in a moving vehicle or in real photography. The system performance is evaluated from the ground, as well as in conditions simulated to imitate the actual flight by using a tethered launch.
Description: Restricted Access
ISSN: 2329-4221
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