Accession Number : AD0430735


Title :   DIFFERENTIAL ORBIT CORRECTION AND STATION LOCATOR PROGRAM DOC - II


Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.


Corporate Author : WOLF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORP WEST CONCORD MA


Personal Author(s) : Moroney, Richard M ; Hussey, Isabel M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/430735.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 233


Abstract : The analysis and programming associated with performing a differential correction to orbital elements and/or station positions from weighted observations of range, range rate, azimuth-elevation and/or right ascension-declination on close earth satellites are described. The ephemeris computation considers perturbations due to the earth's gravitational potential as described by a spherical harmonic representation through n = m = 5, the lunar gravitational potential, air drag and radiation pressure. All observations may be simulated in punched card form for the purposes of conducting geometric studies.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT PATHS , *ORBITS , DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE