Accession Number : ADA294406

Title :   Orbit Analysis Tools Software (Version 3) Users Manual.

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Middour, Jay W. ; Hope, Alan S. ; McLaughlin, Steven F.

PDF Url : ADA294406

Report Date : 12 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : The Orbit Analysis Tools Software (OATS) program has been expanded. The program's function is to perform satellite mission and coverage analysis using numerical and graphical techniques to analyze and display earth coverage data and ground to satellite parameters. Satellite ephemerides can be computed by anyone of four orbit propagators provided with the program or imported from an external source. Program enhancements include addition of another orbit propagator, another map projection, and use of color plotting, as well as display or orbit coverage using density contouring and a swath display function. The program is in FORTRAN utilizing the FACEIT program interface software. OATS is designed to run on a Macintosh personal computer.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *USER MANUALS, *EARTH ORBITS, *SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SOURCES, DENSITY, TOOLS, INTERFACES, PARAMETERS, GRAPHS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, FORTRAN, COLORS, MISSIONS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, FORMATS, WINDOWS, EXTERNAL, MICROCOMPUTERS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, COMPUTER FILES, PLOTTING, MENU, CONTOURS, EPHEMERIDES, MAGNETIC DISKS, MAP PROJECTION, SURFACE TO SPACE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE