A Comparison of Attitude Determination Methods for Small Satellites

Celik O., Hajiyev C.

6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST), İstanbul, Turkey, 12 - 14 June 2013, pp.261-264 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-264
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper aims a first order comparative study between two different attitude determination methods. Study is accomplished in terms of accuracy and time required for computation. A test case satellite is chosen. Gravity gradient torque is taken into consideration as an external moment. Earth oblateness J(2) is taken. Sensors are magnetometer and Sun sensor.