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The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences

, Volume 57, Issue 1–2, pp 61–71 | Cite as

The TASTE Test

  • Malcolm D. Shuster
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Abstract

The TASTE test, which has been an important component of spacecraft attitude mission support for more than a quarter-century, is documented here. The TASTE test permitted data validation and editing for direction sensors to be automated for the first time, greatly decreasing data processing time, and was an important reason for the rapid adoption of QUEST. The statistical properties of the TASTE test are derived. The value of the TASTE test for implementation in modern CCD star trackers is presented.

Keywords

Loss Function Attitude Estimate Star Tracker Taste Test Star Catalog 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Acme Spacecraft CompanyGermantown

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