Accession Number:

AD0673514

Title:

MODELS FOR ANALYSIS OF THE CAPABILITIES OF GROUND BASED SENSORS IN DETERMINING THE MASS OF ORBITING BODIES - EXTENDED MODELS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP BALTIMORE MD SURFACE DIV

Report Date:

1967-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The report contains a description of the models to be used in analyzing the capabilities of ground-based sensors in determining the mass of orbiting bodies, model coefficients, and the justification for their selection. Relations are derived for computing sensitivity coefficients and their coupling to mass variance for the case of noisy, biased sensors monostatic and tri- static radars, Baker - Nunn cameras, and for spherical and tumbling cylindrical satellites.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE