Accession Number:

AD0779918

Title:

Tracking Error Analysis for Satellite Surveillance Systems

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date:

1974-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

The problem of determining preliminary orbit parameters of a previously unobserved satellite using several types of postulated space surveillance systems has been investigated. The space surveillance systems used in ths analysis are ground-based single-and dual-telescope systems, two ground-based radar system each with a different capability, and a satellite- borne tracking sensor. The Non-Real-Time Precision Orbit Determination NRTPOD Program was used as the analysis tool. The study is restricted to satellites whose perigee altitude is above 7500 km. An analysis of a typical Molniya orbit is included as a special case. The capabilities of each sensor system are studied for specific orbits.

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE