Accession Number:

ADA230590

Title:

Measuring the Effectiveness of Space: Satellite Weather Systems

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

Using concepts from multivariate utility theory, basic orbital mechanics, and information regarding operational and planned meteorological satellites, this thesis develops a meaningful MOE to support high-level decision making regarding the allocation, acquisition, and operational deployment of space meteorological satellite METSAT assets. Satellite meteorological systems were chosen because of the ready availability of pertinent unclassified data. However, the methodology presented may be applied to any type of space system.

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE