Accession Number:

ADA282909

Title:

NPS State Vector Analysis and Relative Motion Plotting Software for STS-51

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

139.0

Abstract:

This thesis outlines the objectives, structure, and operation of the software designed to meet requirements set forth by Development Test Objective 700-6 for the space shuttle Discovery mission STS-51. The primary goals were the comparison of state vector information produced by GPS sources and Discoverys inertial navigation computer, and the real-time display of relative position and rendezvous information between Discovery and a retrievable shuttle pallet satellite. In-flight and postflight examination of GPS and inertial state vectors provided the first step in the development of GPS as an on-orbit navigation system. Analysis of the Orbiter and target satellite state vectors produced real-time graphical displays of operationally significant data to the Discoverys flight crew during rendezvous and proximity operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Space Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE