THE SATRAK SIMULATOR
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA
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The SATRAK Simulator SAtellite TRajectory and Attitude Kinematic Simulator is an instrument which can quickly measure simulated satellite aspect as a function of sensor location, satel lite trajectory, satellite attitude, and time. The instrument can simulate circular orbits of altitudes from 80 to 440 nautical mile range and for any inclination angle. Design accuracy for deriving aspect angles is within two degrees. This report defines the SATRAK describes com ponents of the instrument provides typical examples of its function defines the accuracy as well as the limitations of the instrument and discusses the type of problems which it can solve. The instruments parts are described in detail sufficient to permit model construction.
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