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Precise Orbit Determination for Low Earth Orbit Satellites

Hobbs, David LU and Bohm, Preben (2006) In Annals of the Marie Curie Fellowship Association 4. p.1-7
Abstract
The precise orbit determination problem is to accurately

determine the position and velocity vectors of an orbiting

satellite. In this paper we review the general contents of

the orbit determination process, with particular emphasis

on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. The different orbit

determination approaches and the different force models

contained within are briefly discussed. The two main

estimation techniques, the batch least squares approach

and the Kalman filter, are reviewed and their relative

merits discussed. Numerical results are used to consider

the impact of different modeling errors on the final orbit

accuracy, in addition to... (More)
The precise orbit determination problem is to accurately

determine the position and velocity vectors of an orbiting

satellite. In this paper we review the general contents of

the orbit determination process, with particular emphasis

on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. The different orbit

determination approaches and the different force models

contained within are briefly discussed. The two main

estimation techniques, the batch least squares approach

and the Kalman filter, are reviewed and their relative

merits discussed. Numerical results are used to consider

the impact of different modeling errors on the final orbit

accuracy, in addition to errors due to the nature of near

real-time processing conditions. (Less)
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Orbit Determination POD Least Squares
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Annals of the Marie Curie Fellowship Association
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  abstract     = {The precise orbit determination problem is to accurately<br/><br>
determine the position and velocity vectors of an orbiting<br/><br>
satellite. In this paper we review the general contents of<br/><br>
the orbit determination process, with particular emphasis<br/><br>
on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. The different orbit<br/><br>
determination approaches and the different force models<br/><br>
contained within are briefly discussed. The two main<br/><br>
estimation techniques, the batch least squares approach<br/><br>
and the Kalman filter, are reviewed and their relative<br/><br>
merits discussed. Numerical results are used to consider<br/><br>
the impact of different modeling errors on the final orbit<br/><br>
accuracy, in addition to errors due to the nature of near<br/><br>
real-time processing conditions.},
  author       = {Hobbs, David and Bohm, Preben},
  keyword      = {Orbit Determination
POD
Least Squares},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--7},
  series       = {Annals of the Marie Curie Fellowship Association},
  title        = {Precise Orbit Determination for Low Earth Orbit Satellites},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2006},
}