Accession Number:

AD0668538

Title:

GEOMETRIC STATION AND TRAJECTORY ESTIMATION: ANALYSIS AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 16 Jan 67-17 Jan 68,

Corporate Author:

WOLF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORP BLADENSBURG MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

The report presents analysis and describes a computer program to estimate station positions, points on a satellite trajectory, measuring equipment error models, and their 1-sigma uncertainties. Estimation is by the minimum variance technique. Simultaneous observations of topocentric right ascension, declination, and range are acceptable input. A technique is also presented for using the program in an error analysis mode to obtain an estimate to the 1-sigma parameter uncertainties which will accrue from a given geometric measurement configuration--without the use of actual observations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE