The ISAAC rocket experiment is part of the
REXUS–15 payload. It has two free-falling units performing
infrared spectroscopy between them. One of the free-falling units
will actively track the other in the sky so as to enable continuous
measurements. In this thesis report, the design of this tracking
solution is described. The general concept of the tracking process
is outlined, upon which the conceptuals as well as the hardware,
software and firmware of each subsystem are explained. Tests of
respective subsystems are conducted and conclusions are drawn
pertaining to the accuracy and suitability of each subsystem for
the tracking system.
—Tracking system, Sounding Rocket Experiment,
VHDL, REXUS, I
2C, FPGA, CMOS Camera Sensor, Sun Sensing,
Hardware Design, Software Design
2013. , 13 p.