Comparison of satellite orbit tomography with simultaneous atmospheric density and orbit estimation methods

Michael A. Shoemaker, Brendt Wohlberg, Richard Linares, David M. Palmer, Alexei Klimenko, David Thompson, Josef Koller

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Abstract

Satellite orbit tomography is a newly developed method for addressing the Dynamic Calibration of the Atmosphere (DCA). The focus of this paper is a side-by-side comparison with other DCA methods that use the raw tracking measurements and solve simultaneously for the orbit state and parameterized density correction. The main contribution of this work is to test the notion that, in general, an estimator benefits from using raw measurements to solve for the state, in contrast with an estimator that uses intermediate estimated quantities in place of the raw measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances In The Astronautical Sciences
EditorsDonald L. Mackison, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Roby S. Wilson, Renato Zanetti
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages3309-3319
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780877036111
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2014 - Mexico, United States
Duration: Jan 26 2014Jan 30 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume152
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMexico
Period1/26/141/30/14

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