Accession Number : AD0288132

Title :   METHOD FOR IMPROVING NEAR-SINGULARITY OF DIFFERENTIAL CORRECTION MATRIX

Corporate Author : PHILCO CORP PALO ALTO CALIF

Report Date : 14 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This mathematical analysis presents a method for improving near-singularity of a differential connection matrix, as applied to orbiting satellites. The document contains an approximation to a partial derivative matrix, analysis of a normal equation, modification of a normal equation to improve the near-singularity of the matrix, modification of variational equations with and without drag, and determination of drag parameters. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CELESTIAL MECHANICS, *DRAG, *MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), *ORBITS, *PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE