Accession Number : AD0437476


Title :   GENERAL PERTURBATION TECHNIQUES FOR SATELLITE ORBIT PREDICTION STUDY. VOLUME I. STUDY AND RESULTS.


Descriptive Note : Rept. for Mar 63-Apr 64,


Corporate Author : PHILCO NEWPORT BEACH CALIF AERONUTRONIC DIV


Personal Author(s) : Arsenault,J L ; Enright,J D ; Purcell,C


Report Date : Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 135


Abstract : The available published General Perturbations solutions for satellite motion about an oblate planet are surveyed and systematically tabulated. This tabulation is used in a qualitative analysis leading to the selection of techniques best suited for satellite orbit prediction. The theories adopted for programming and quantitative analysis are those of Brouwer; Izsak; Hall, Gawlowicz and Vahradian; Petty and Breakwell; and that of Aeronutronic. Parametric comparisons between these theories and a Special Perturbations method, presented in graphical form, provide a means for evaluating the orbit prediction characteristics of the theories. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ORBITS , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , PERTURBATION THEORY , CELESTIAL MECHANICS , N BODY PROBLEM , TRACKING , ERRORS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , MOTION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE