Accession Number : AD0466453


Title :   A PEGASUS COMPUTER PROGRAMME FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE ACCURACY OF SATELLITE ORBIT DETERMINATION


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Gooding, R H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/466453.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : A computer programme is described by means of which one may estimate the potential accuracy of the elements of a given satellite orbit, if determined from observational data of specified type and assumed accuracy. An application of the programme is made to an orbit of six hours period determined from radar observations at a single station.


Descriptors :   *EARTH ORBITS , MATRICES(MATHEMATICS) , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , RADAR TRACKING , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , UNITED KINGDOM


Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE