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Probabilistic Optical and Radar Initial Orbit Determination

Armellin, Roberto and Di Lizia, P (2017) Probabilistic Optical and Radar Initial Orbit Determination Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics., 41 (1). pp. 101-118.

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Future space surveillance requires dealing with uncertainties directly in the initial orbit determination phase. We propose an approach based on Taylor differential algebra to both solve the initial orbit determination (IOD) problem and to map uncertainties from the observables space into the orbital elements space. This is achieved by approximating in Taylor series the general formula for probability density function (pdf) mapping through nonlinear transformations. In this way the mapping is obtained in an elegant and general fashion. The proposed approach is applied to both angles-only and two position vectors IOD for objects in LEO and GEO.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Electronic Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Di Lizia, P
Date : 7 April 2017
Identification Number : 10.2514/1.G002217
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2017 by R. Armellin and P. Di Lizia. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., with permission. All requests for copying and permission to reprint should be submitted to CCC at; employ the ISSN 0731-5090 (print) or 1533-3884 (online) to initiate your request. See also AIAA Rights and Permissions
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 10 Mar 2017 18:19
Last Modified : 12 Feb 2018 09:11

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