Accession Number:

ADA136934

Title:

More Optimal Searches

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-11-17

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE