More Optimal Searches
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Specific application is made to searches for near-stationary artificial satellites and to the classical along orbit search. These two reflect different limiting cases for the a priori target distribution uniform for the near-stationary case and the conditional detection probability uniform for the along orbit case. Our treatment of the near-stationary case is as realistic as is currently possible. Atmospheric extinction, eclipses, and phase effects are all included. Similarly we have explored a variety of scenarios for the along orbit search. We conclude with explicit search plan construction and illustrative examples. Finally we mention other work in this area currently underway.
- Statistics and Probability
- Unmanned Spacecraft
- Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry