Accession Number : AD0741683

Title :   Geodetic Applications of Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking. Part I: Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Yionoulis,S. M. ; Pisacane,V. L.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The report is the first of a two-part study of the geodetic benefits to be derived from satellite-to-satellite tracking data. The report contains the necessary analytic expressions to be used in the simulation studies envisioned as part of the second phase. The equations for range and range rate between two satellites in orbit about the earth are complete through first order in the gravitational perturbing forces and include the effects of all powers in eccentricity. They are also completely general in that no assumptions are made as to a particular satellite pair configuration. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, GEODESICS), (*ORBITS, GRAVITY), SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITES, CELESTIAL MECHANICS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Geodesy
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE