Efficient trajectory propagation for orbit determination problems

Roa Vicens, Javier and Peláez Álvarez, Jesús (2015). Efficient trajectory propagation for orbit determination problems. In: "AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference", 9-13 Ago 2015, Vail, Colorado, Estados Unidos. ISBN 978-0-87703-632-6. pp. 343-362.


Title: Efficient trajectory propagation for orbit determination problems
  • Roa Vicens, Javier
  • Peláez Álvarez, Jesús
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
Event Dates: 9-13 Ago 2015
Event Location: Vail, Colorado, Estados Unidos
Title of Book: AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference 2015. Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Series
Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-0-87703-632-6
Volume: 156
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada a las Ingenierías Aeronáutica y Naval
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Regularized formulations of orbital motion apply a series of techniques to improve the numerical integration of the orbit. Despite their advantages and potential applications little attention has been paid to the propagation of the partial derivatives of the corresponding set of elements or coordinates, required in many orbit-determination scenarios and optimization problems. This paper fills this gap by presenting the general procedure for integrating the state-transition matrix of the system together with the nominal trajectory using regularized formulations and different sets of elements. The main difficulty comes from introducing an independent variable different from time, because the solution needs to be synchronized. The correction of the time delay is treated from a generic perspective not focused on any particular formulation. The synchronization using timeelements is also discussed. Numerical examples include strongly-perturbed orbits in the Pluto system, motivated by the recent flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft, together with a geocentric flyby of the NEAR spacecraft.

Funding Projects

Government of SpainESP2013-41634-PUnspecifiedUnspecifiedDynamical Analysis, Advanced Orbit Propagation and Simulation of Complex Space Systems

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Item ID: 40430
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40430/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40430
Official URL: http://www.space-flight.org/docs/2015_astro/2015_astro.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Nov 2016 09:57
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 09:57
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