Accession Number : ADA338959

Title :   Phase-Space Estimate of Satellite Coverage Time

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s) : Canavan, Gregory H.

PDF Url : ADA338959

Report Date : 01 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A phase-space estimate of the overlap in satellite coverage is used to evaluate impact on the time for constellation coverage. It also gives the distribution of vintages of data, the average of which is essentially the coverage time. Inclined orbits' overlaps in areas of interest makes measurements more current there.

Descriptors :   *AREA COVERAGE, *SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, EARTH ORBITS, TIME DEPENDENCE.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE