Accession Number : AD0443216


Title :   THE RAPID COMPUTATION OF EARTH-SATELLITE EPHEMERIDES BY A METHOD USING FOURIER SERIES,


Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Tayler, R J


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : The feasibility of expressing earth-satellite positions as Fourier series is studied with a view to computing ephemerides more rapidly than by direct calculation from orbital parameters. The method is found to give sufficiently accurate ephemerides subject to certain limitations, which are discussed. The main features of the direct, the interpolation and the Fourier methods of calculating satellite positions are compared. (Author)


Descriptors :   *POSITION FINDING , *ORBITS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , FOURIER ANALYSIS , SERIES(MATHEMATICS) , CELESTIAL MECHANICS , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS


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