Accession Number : ADA328362

Title :   Orbit Analysis Tools Software for the Macintosh (Version 5) Users Manual,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC ASTRODYNAMICS AND SPACE APPLICATIONS OFFICE

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

PDF Url : ADA328362

Report Date : 18 JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 165

Abstract : The Orbit Analysis Tools Software (OATS) program has been revised and 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 geometrical parameters. Satellite ephemerides can be computed by any one of four orbit propagators provided with the program or imported from an external source. Six commonly utilized map projections are available to plot computational results. Some of the program enhancements for version 5 include accommodations in all aspects of plotting and coverage analysis for non-nadir pointing satellites, comparison functions for graphical coverage plots, coverage snapshots, boresight plotting, improved user control of layer plotting, position and attitude computation functions, multiple target icon selections, plotting of map coordinates and satellite track time tags, and streamlined data interfaces. The program is written in FORTRAN utilizing DynaFace (a revision of the software used for OATS version 3) program interface software. OATS is designed to run on a Macintosh personal computer.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *FORTRAN, *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, USER MANUALS, FUNCTIONS, ORBITS, COMPUTATIONS, INTERFACES, LAYERS, COMPARISON, MULTIPLE TARGETS, COORDINATES, MISSIONS, BORESIGHTING, GRAPHICS, USER NEEDS, MAPS, EXTERNAL, DATA DISPLAYS, MICROCOMPUTERS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, EARTH(PLANET), PLOTTING, LABELS, ATTITUDE(INCLINATION), EPHEMERIDES, PLANETARY SATELLITES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE