Modeling and Analysis of Microchannel Plate for a Highly Dynamic Star Sensor

  • Yan Jin
  • Yali Wang
  • Chunbo Jiao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 463)


A microchannel plate (MCP) model of a highly dynamic star sensor is presented in the current paper. The model is developed based on the working principle of the MCP, and it includes the geometrical and compositional parameters of the MCP. An analytical investigation and numerical calculation of the centroiding error are carried out. The simulation results show that the centroiding error is increased with the decrease of the MCP voltage, increase of the channel diameter and the nonuniformity of the channel sampling, and the effect and available method to decrease the centroiding error is increasing the open area ratio of the MCP.


Microchannel plate Modeling Highly dynamic star sensor Centroiding accuracy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Aeronautical Manufacturing Technology Research InstituteBeijingChina
  2. 2.Zhonghuan Information CollegeTianjin University of TechnologyTianjinChina
  3. 3.Military Resident Representative Bureau of Special Equipments of the PLA Rocket Force in Jinzhou AreaJinzhouChina

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