Accession Number : ADM000562

Title :   Tools for Satellite Ground Track and Coverage Analysis (Computer Diskette).

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

Report Date : 01 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : File characteristics: Software and Database (3 files); Binary character set. Physical description: 1 computer diskette; 3 1/2 in.; high density; 1.4MB. System requirements: PC compatible; Microsoft EXCEL. The author has worked on several projects using space satellites as offboard sensors. This software package is written for Microsoft EXCEL. It enables the user to enter orbital information and viewing angles of a satellite. The program will then provide several plots. These plots include the satellite ground track, the coverage region of the satellite over a time interval, and the instantaneous field of view for any time. Additionally, the user can enter a square target region of any size with its center at a particular latitude and longitude. This work was done in partial fulfillment of the MS Engineering Space Option at the University of Colorado

Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC DISKS, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, *GEODETIC SATELLITES, COMPUTER FILES, HIGH DENSITY, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, PERTURBATIONS.

Subject Categories : Recording and Playback Devices
      Computer Programming and Software
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE