Accession Number : AD0428812


Title :   POSITION AND VELOCITY ERRORS RESULTING FROM IMPERFECT ESTIMATION OF NEARLY CIRCULAR SATELLITE ORBITS,


Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MASS


Personal Author(s) : Manasse,R


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : An error analysis is presented for the problem of prediction of position and velocity of a satellite with a nearly circular orbit from initial measurements of position and velocity. Relatively simple expressions are obtained for these errors which should prove useful both for obtaining numerical results and for the physical interpretation of the effect of errors on prediction. The error formulas are in agreement with results obtained earlier by Schweppe using a more general method of analysis. (Author)


Descriptors :   ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , CIRCULAR ORBITS , DETERMINATION , POSITION FINDING , VELOCITY , MOTION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE