Satellite mirror steering
Satellites in low earth orbit are in continuous and high-speed motion. Onboard sensors must be capable of detecting the satellite’s mirror position at a nanometer scale to direct the information correctly and precisely. The systems must survive harsh conditions on the satellite’s surface; where temperatures vary greatly and steering mirrors operate in a vacuum environment. Based on these market needs, the EDA400 system was designed. It includes two pairs of sensors (for the X and Y axes) and the driver unit. The system features ultra-high bandwidth, nanometer resolution, digital/analog signal output, low power consumption, and very low outgas- sing compatible with vacuum conditions. Can be made to order.