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AAUSAT3 - ADCS2

Objective

ADCS2 is the advandce attitude determination system onboard AAUSAT3. Thus the objective is to give a good and precise attitude of AAUSAT3. The attitude qulity of the attitude determination will give a good direction for the possiblities for improving the ADCS of the next cubesat.

Hardware

The attitude determination is done using multiple sensors

  • AT91SAM7A1 cpu
  • Six sunsors placed on each side of the satellite.
  • Three axes gyro scope.
  • Three axes magnetometer.
  • All the sensors are connected to an ARM7 microcontroller.

All these measures are then combined to give a much better estimated of the satellite attitude than the attitude determined by ADCS1.


ADCS - Attitude Determination and Control System