Manual Astronaut Navigation
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The report presents selected methods, procedures, and equipment that form a basis for the development of a flexible manual space navigation system. These include a graphical method of eccentricity determination, geometric element determination by numerical differentiation of range measurements, differential correction of orbital elements, manual position fixing, orientation elements determination, improved optical ranging, and the possible uses of back- up inertial platforms, hand-held mechanical calculators, and hand-held, battery operated, computers. Numerical examples and error analyses are also presented.
- Space Navigation and Guidance
- Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry