Accession Number:

ADA043636

Title:

A Dynamic Satellite Scheduling Algorithm.

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-07-07

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A computer program to dynamically schedule satellite observations has been installed and tested. The principle of the program is to apply weighting factors for each of several pertinent criteria to the angular distance between the current telescope position and the current predicted position of each satellite in a predefined list. Initial tests showed favorable results with few large displacements of the telescope. The program executes in 5-7 seconds of shared real time for a typical mix of about one hundred satellites. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE