Accession Number : AD1024097


Title :   Relative Motion Modeling and Autonomous Navigation Accuracy


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,27 Dec 2012,31 Aug 2016


Corporate Author : TEXAS ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION COLLEGE STATION COLLEGE STATION United States


Personal Author(s) : Alfriend,Kyle T ; Vadali,Sriivas R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1024097.pdf


Report Date : 15 Nov 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 134


Abstract : This research developed a methodology for determining the required accuracy of the dynamic model based on system requirements, the relative navigation accuracy and thruster accuracy. A state transition matrix was developed to propagate satellite relative motion to include non-conservative forces and the effect of higher order gravitational terms. The models developed were validated using numerical simulations.


Descriptors :   equations of motion , low earth orbits , artificial satellites , gravitational fields , Autonomous navigation , space navigation


Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
      Mechanics
      Astrophysics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE