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