Accession Number:

AD0295606

Title:

A THEORETICAL ERROR ANALYSIS OF THE U. S. NAVAL SPACE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-04

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

a theoretical study is presented of the errors due to random noise to be expected in the measurements of satellite position, velocity, and other orbital parameters obtained by the U.S. Naval Space Surveillance System. Both phase and phase-rate data are considered with a view toward the following applications a weighting data from satellite passes received at several stations to produce better estimates of both position and velocity, b improving first pass capability to determine orbital parameters, and c providing real-time designation data for tracking systems. Results are displayed as equal error contours on vertical plots of the Spasur fence for basic position and velocity components.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Space Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE