Parallelization of the Navy Space Surveillance Center (NAVSPASUR) Satellite Model
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Naval Space Surveillance Center NAVSPASUR uses an analytic satellite motion model based on the Brouwer-Lyddane theory to assist in tracking over 6000 objects in orbit around the Earth. The satellite motion model is implemented by a Fortran subroutine, PPT2. Due to the increasing number of objects required to be tracked, NAVSPASUR desires a method to reduce the computation time of this satellite motion model. Parallel computing offers one method to achieve this objective. This thesis investigates the parallel computing potential of the NAVSPASUR model using the Intel iPSC2 hypercube multi-computer. The thesis develops several parallel algorithms for the NAVSPASUR satellite motion model using the various methods of parallelization, applies these algorithms to the hypercube, and reports on each algorithms potential reduction in computation time.
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
- Unmanned Spacecraft