Attitude determination for balloon-borne experiments

N. N. Gandilo, P. A.R. Ade, M. Amiri, F. E. Angilè, S. J. Benton, J. J. Bock, J. R. Bond, S. A. Bryan, H. C. Chiang, C. R. Contaldi, B. P. Crill, M. J. Devlin, B. Dober, O. P. Doré, M. Farhang, J. P. Filippini, L. M. Fissel, A. A. Fraisse, Y. Fukui, N. GalitzkiA. E. Gambrel, S. Golwala, J. E. Gudmundsson, M. Halpern, M. Hasselfield, G. C. Hilton, W. A. Holmes, V. V. Hristov, K. D. Irwin, W. C. Jones, Z. D. Kermish, J. Klein, A. L. Korotkov, C. L. Kuo, C. J. MacTavish, P. V. Mason, T. G. Matthews, K. G. Megerian, L. Moncelsi, T. A. Morford, T. K. Mroczkowski, J. M. Nagy, C. B. Netterfield, G. Novak, D. Nutter, R. O'Brient, E. Pascale, F. Poidevin, A. S. Rahlin, C. D. Reintsema, J. E. Ruhl, M. C. Runyan, G. Savini, D. Scott, J. A. Shariff, J. D. Soler, N. E. Thomas, A. Trangsrud, M. D. Truch, C. E. Tucker, G. S. Tucker, R. S. Tucker, A. D. Turner, D. Ward-Thompson, A. C. Weber, D. V. Wiebe, E. Y. Young

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Abstract

An attitude determination system for balloon-borne experiments is presented. The system provides pointing information in azimuth and elevation for instruments flying on stratospheric balloons over Antarctica. In-flight attitude is given by the real-time combination of readings from star cameras, a magnetometer, sun sensors, GPS, gyroscopes, tilt sensors and an elevation encoder. Post-flight attitude reconstruction is determined from star camera solutions, interpolated by the gyroscopes using an extended Kalman Filter. The multi-sensor system was employed by the Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope for Polarimetry (BLASTPol), an experiment that measures polarized thermal emission from interstellar dust clouds. A similar system was designed for the upcoming flight of Spider, a Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiment. The pointing requirements for these experiments are discussed, as well as the challenges in designing attitude reconstruction systems for high altitude balloon flights. In the 2010 and 2012 BLASTPol flights from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, the system demonstrated an accuracy of < 5' rms in-flight, and < 5" rms post-flight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes V
EditorsHelen J. Hall, Larry M. Stepp, Roberto Gilmozzi
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9780819496133
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes V - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 22 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9145
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes V
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period6/22/146/27/14

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Attitude Determination
Balloon
Balloons
balloons
flight
Polarimeters
Gyroscopes
Telescopes
Antarctica
Stars
Experiment
Polarimetry
Gyroscope
Experiments
Cameras
gyroscopes
polarimetry
Sensor data fusion
Antarctic regions
Upper atmosphere

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Gandilo, N. N., Ade, P. A. R., Amiri, M., Angilè, F. E., Benton, S. J., Bock, J. J., ... Young, E. Y. (2014). Attitude determination for balloon-borne experiments. In H. J. Hall, L. M. Stepp, & R. Gilmozzi (Eds.), Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes V [91452U] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9145). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055156
Gandilo, N. N. ; Ade, P. A.R. ; Amiri, M. ; Angilè, F. E. ; Benton, S. J. ; Bock, J. J. ; Bond, J. R. ; Bryan, S. A. ; Chiang, H. C. ; Contaldi, C. R. ; Crill, B. P. ; Devlin, M. J. ; Dober, B. ; Doré, O. P. ; Farhang, M. ; Filippini, J. P. ; Fissel, L. M. ; Fraisse, A. A. ; Fukui, Y. ; Galitzki, N. ; Gambrel, A. E. ; Golwala, S. ; Gudmundsson, J. E. ; Halpern, M. ; Hasselfield, M. ; Hilton, G. C. ; Holmes, W. A. ; Hristov, V. V. ; Irwin, K. D. ; Jones, W. C. ; Kermish, Z. D. ; Klein, J. ; Korotkov, A. L. ; Kuo, C. L. ; MacTavish, C. J. ; Mason, P. V. ; Matthews, T. G. ; Megerian, K. G. ; Moncelsi, L. ; Morford, T. A. ; Mroczkowski, T. K. ; Nagy, J. M. ; Netterfield, C. B. ; Novak, G. ; Nutter, D. ; O'Brient, R. ; Pascale, E. ; Poidevin, F. ; Rahlin, A. S. ; Reintsema, C. D. ; Ruhl, J. E. ; Runyan, M. C. ; Savini, G. ; Scott, D. ; Shariff, J. A. ; Soler, J. D. ; Thomas, N. E. ; Trangsrud, A. ; Truch, M. D. ; Tucker, C. E. ; Tucker, G. S. ; Tucker, R. S. ; Turner, A. D. ; Ward-Thompson, D. ; Weber, A. C. ; Wiebe, D. V. ; Young, E. Y. / Attitude determination for balloon-borne experiments. Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes V. editor / Helen J. Hall ; Larry M. Stepp ; Roberto Gilmozzi. SPIE, 2014. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes V. ed. / Helen J. Hall; Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi. SPIE, 2014. 91452U (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9145).

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Gandilo NN, Ade PAR, Amiri M, Angilè FE, Benton SJ, Bock JJ et al. Attitude determination for balloon-borne experiments. In Hall HJ, Stepp LM, Gilmozzi R, editors, Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes V. SPIE. 2014. 91452U. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055156