Accession Number:

AD0633721

Title:

ORBIT DIFFERENTIAL CORRECTION - TRACKING PROGRAM. VOLUME 2. PREPROCESSOR FOR THE DIFFERENTIAL CORRECTION PROGRAM

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC DOWNEY CA SPACE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

240.0

Abstract:

The Preprocessor for the Differential Corrections Geocentric Orbit Computations Program FS4-305A is a data handling routine required in the reduction of satellite observations, and the computation of the associated trajectories. This program reads a specially generated magnetic tape containing coordinate data observations from a series of tracking stations. The data is smoothed, using least squares criteria, and then ordered. Primary ordering is time and secondary ordering is by station. Output includes a magnetic tape which is required as input for the Differential Corrections Geocentric Orbit Computations Program FS4-305.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE