Satellite Orbits: Models, Methods and Applications / Edition 1

Satellite Orbits: Models, Methods and Applications / Edition 1

by Oliver Montenbruck, Eberhard Gill
     
 

This is a modern textbook that guides the reader through the theory id practice of satellite orbit prediction and determination. Starting from basic principles of orbital mechanics, it covers elaborate force models as well as precise methods of satellite tracking. Emphasis is on numerical treatment and a multitude of algorithms adopted in modern satellite trajectory… See more details below

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This is a modern textbook that guides the reader through the theory id practice of satellite orbit prediction and determination. Starting from basic principles of orbital mechanics, it covers elaborate force models as well as precise methods of satellite tracking. Emphasis is on numerical treatment and a multitude of algorithms adopted in modern satellite trajectory computation are described in detail.

Numerous exercises and applications are provided and supplemented by a unique collection of computer programs with associated C++ source codes included on the accompanying CD-ROM. These programs are built around a powerful spaceflight dynamics library well suited to the development of individual applications.

An extensive collection of Internet resources is provided through W W W hyperlinks to detailed and frequently updated online information on spaceflight dynamics.

The book addresses students and scientists working in the field of navigation, geodesy and spaceflight technology, as well as satellite engineers and operators focusing on spaceflight dynamics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540672807
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
03/15/2013
Edition description:
1st ed. 2000. Corr. 9th printing 2013
Pages:
369
Sales rank:
1,064,591
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Around the World in a Hundred Minutes1
1.1A Portfolio of Satellite Orbits1
1.2Navigating in Space8
2Introductory Astrodynamics15
2.1General Properties of the Two-Body Problem16
2.2Prediction of Unperturbed Satellite Orbits22
2.3Ground-Based Satellite Observations32
2.4Preliminary Orbit Determination39
3Force Model53
3.1Introduction53
3.2Geopotential56
3.3Sun and Moon69
3.4Solar Radiation Pressure77
3.5Atmospheric Drag83
3.6Thrust Forces104
3.7Precision Modeling107
4Numerical Integration117
4.1Runge - Kutta Methods118
4.2Multistep Methods132
4.3Extrapolation Methods147
4.4Comparison151
5Time and Reference Systems157
5.1Time157
5.2Celestial and Terrestrial Reference Systems169
5.3Precession and Nutation172
5.4Earth Rotation and Polar Motion181
5.5Geodetic Datums185
6Satellite Tracking and Observation Models193
6.1Tracking Systems193
6.2Tracking Data Models208
6.3Media Corrections219
7Linearization233
7.1Two-Body State Transition Matrix235
7.2Variational Equations240
7.3Partial Derivatives of the Acceleration244
7.4Partials of the Measurements with Respect to the State Vector250
7.5Partials with Respect to Measurement Model Parameters252
7.6Difference Quotient Approximations253
8Orbit Determination and Parameter Estimation257
8.1Weighted Least-Squares Estimation258
8.2Numerical Solution of Least-Squares Problems268
8.3Kalman Filtering276
8.4Comparison of Batch and Sequential Estimation286
9Applications293
9.1Orbit Determination Error Analysis293
9.2Real-Time Orbit Determination303
9.3Relay Satellite Orbit Determination312
Appendix A319
A.1Calendrical Calculations319
A.2GPS Orbit Models324
Appendix B329
B.1Internet Resources329
B.2The Enclosed CD-ROM330
List of Symbols339
References347
Index361

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