Accession Number : AD0832506

Title :   COMPARISON OF SATELLITE GROUND TRACK CALCULATIONS BY RAND AND AFIT,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bielkowicz, Peter

Report Date : SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The results of the study of the ground track of a 24 hour satellite obtained in the AFIT Research Project 64-21 are reviewed to compare both methods in the present study the same orbital parameters, as in the Rand report are used and results plotted for two cases omega = 0 and omega = 90 degrees, yielding quite different curves. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ORBITS), (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, ANOMALIES, INCLINED ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, PERIGEE, TABLES(DATA), CIRCULAR ORBITS, ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, VELOCITY, POSITION FINDING, CURVE FITTING, DIURNAL VARIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE