Accession Number : AD0675989

Title :   AN ORBITAL PARAMETER ERROR ANALYSIS OF A SINGLE IMPULSIVE ORBITAL MANEUVER.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Apr-Jun 68,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Janus,J. P.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : An error analysis is formulated to be used to determine the accuracy with which an orbit can be achieved with a single corrective impulse. This analysis can be used to determine the effects of uncertainties in navigation and maneuver implementation on various parameters of the final orbit. The equations which are derived in the analysis are programmed for the CDC 6000 series digital computers so that numerical results may be obtained more easily. This program is called Program OPERA. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANEUVERING SATELLITES, ORBITS), (*ORBITS, TRANSFER TRAJECTORIES), ERRORS, PARKING ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, SATELLITE ATTITUDE, RANDOM VARIABLES, DETERMINATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, UNCERTAINTY

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE