Accession Number : AD0774809

Title :   A Photogrammetric and Tracking Network Analysis Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


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