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A Survey of Lost-in-Space Star Identification Algorithms Since 2009

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Intel Corporation, Intel R&D Ireland Ltd., Collinstown, Collinstown Industrial Park, Co. Kildare, W23CW68 Collinstown, Ireland
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European Space Agency/ESTEC, 1 Keplerlaan 2201AZ, 3067 Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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Sensors 2020, 20(9), 2579; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20092579
Received: 6 March 2020 / Revised: 13 April 2020 / Accepted: 25 April 2020 / Published: 1 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Attitude Sensors)
The lost-in-space star identification algorithm is able to identify stars without a priori attitude information and is arguably the most critical component of a star sensor system. In this paper, the 2009 survey by Spratling and Mortari is extended and recent lost-in-space star identification algorithms are surveyed. The covered literature is a qualitative representation of the current research in the field. A taxonomy of these algorithms based on their feature extraction method is defined. Furthermore, we show that in current literature the comparison of these algorithms can produce inconsistent conclusions. In order to mitigate these inconsistencies, this paper lists the considerations related to the relative performance evaluation of these algorithms using simulation. View Full-Text
Keywords: star identification; attitude estimation; star tracker algorithms; star feature extraction star identification; attitude estimation; star tracker algorithms; star feature extraction
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Rijlaarsdam, D.; Yous, H.; Byrne, J.; Oddenino, D.; Furano, G.; Moloney, D. A Survey of Lost-in-Space Star Identification Algorithms Since 2009. Sensors 2020, 20, 2579. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20092579

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Rijlaarsdam D, Yous H, Byrne J, Oddenino D, Furano G, Moloney D. A Survey of Lost-in-Space Star Identification Algorithms Since 2009. Sensors. 2020; 20(9):2579. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20092579

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Rijlaarsdam, David; Yous, Hamza; Byrne, Jonathan; Oddenino, Davide; Furano, Gianluca; Moloney, David. 2020. "A Survey of Lost-in-Space Star Identification Algorithms Since 2009" Sensors 20, no. 9: 2579. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20092579

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