Tracking Error Analysis for Satellite Surveillance Systems
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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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.
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