Accession Number:

AD0606248

Title:

THE APPLICATION OF THE KALMAN FILTER TO SOME ASTRODYNAMICAL PROBLEMS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This Memorandum applies dynamic programming to the derivation of the computational equations for a Kalman filter. The problem of using a set of illconditioned observations is considered. For example, w when observations of a satellite taken from a single ground station are spaced too close together in time, the accuracy of the determination of the satellites orbital parameters is poor. Such a set of observations is said to be ill-conditioned. The general set of computational equations derived is interpreted in terms of an orbit determination problem, an orbit correction process, and a satellite rendezvous problem. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE