Accession Number : AD0774809
Title : A Photogrammetric and Tracking Network Analysis Program.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : OLD DOMINION SYSTEMS INC GAITHERSBURG MD
Personal Author(s) : Hartwell,John G. ; Loveless,Fred M. ; Morduch,Georg E.
Report Date : OCT 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 146
Abstract : The Photogrammetric and Tracking Network Analysis Program (FOTONAP) is a rigorous general purpose long arc multi-satellite orbit determination and parameter estimation program. It is capable of simultaneously processing photogrammetric observations collected by an orbiting camera along with observations from conventional ground based and satellite to satellite tracking systems. In addition to the recovery of satellite orbits the program provides estimates for the relative location of ground points (observed by the orbiting camera), various camera error model parameters, the location of ground based tracking systems, plus an ensemble of error model parameters associated with the various tracking instruments. The entire program is written in FORTRAN and is operational under the SCOPE 3.3/3.4 system on the CDC 6600 computer system. (Author)
Descriptors : *Satellite tracking systems, *Computer programming, Orbits, Photometry, Optical tracking, Algorithms, Equations of motion, Taylors series, FORTRAN
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE