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
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