Sun Sensors for Satellites and Space Applications2020-01-16T15:07:49+01:00

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2001, 2021

Automatic nitrogen flushing system

At Lens R&D we are strong supporters of STEM education and as such in close contact with the Leidsche Instrumentmakers School (LiS). Today two LiS students finished the mechanical activities on the units associated with our new automatic nitrogen storage system.   Nathan Wijnands and Milo van Es (both in their fourth year of becoming a precision mechanic) finished the last assembly activities on the new facility. The storage system consists of three components. A storage box (with pressure gauge and over-pressure release valve) A control cabinet and A stainless steal table to hold the components and turn it into [...]

2412, 2020

MicroNed, reliability, radiation tolerance and Lens R&D

Delfi-C3 satellite related to the start of Lens R&D   Looking back at history the Dutch MicroNed technology development program has been instrumental in establishing Lens R&D. The program aimed at using MEMS technology to miniaturize satellite systems and led to the development of the Delfi-C3 satellite by the university of Delft in cooperation with a number of other Dutch companies. Several known and lesser known companies and institutes in the Netherlands cooperated to the development of this satellite which famously led to the existence of the Dutch company Innovative Solutions In Space ( The company was started [...]

2610, 2020

A new way of presenting the earlier data

Following the TRB we had for the GSTP program we are updating the gathered accuracy data representation. This, in order to make the high performance stability of our BiSon64-ET and BiSon64-ET-B sensors more visible. The shown graph shows the raw error data (so without corrections) before and after the qualification program that consisted of: humidity test according to ECSS-E-ST-10-03 40g sine vibration 34.6g random vibration 3500g shock vibration 12 TVAC cycles between -125°C and +125° Next to this it shows the change in error profile as determined from the two profiles. The first set of graphs  (on the left) show [...]

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