Accession Number:

AD0640965

Title:

ORBITAL PARAMETERS. PART I. INCLINATION AND NODAL CROSSING OF THE ORBITAL PLANE FROM RADAR DATA.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.,

Corporate Author:

RANGE INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS OFFICE WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The study utilizes a well-known theorem concerning minima for a certain class of quadratic forms of three variables with a normalizing constraint to determine the angle of inclination and the right ascension of nodal crossing of the orbital plane of a near earth satellite from observation data. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE