Accession Number:

AD0609502

Title:

ORBITAL FLIGHT AND COVERAGE SIMULATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

The report is the second of a series describing the current effort towards establishing a workable engineering simulation of the space-ground environment see also AD-604 865. The report describes the simulation of ground station coverage of a vehicle from the end of powered flight to an arbitrary time in orbit. Signal strengths of several vehicle-ground station antenna com binations, as well as geometrical coverage, are simulated. A spherical earth model was used in the simulation, and the effects of atmospheric drag and orbital perturbations were neglected.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE