Title

MR SAT Orbit Determination Using the Θ-D Filter

Alternative Title

MR SAT orbit determination using the theta-D filter

Abstract

The ME SAT design team at the University of Missouri-Rolla is in the process of developing a pair of microsatellites designed to demonstrate formation flight using low-cost, off-the-shelf technologies. As part of the demonstration, a newly developed nonlinear filter named the "θ- D" filter, is proposed for purposes of orbit determination. This paper describes the general θ-D filter formulation, the dynamic model used for orbit determination, and a method of implementing a continuous filter in a discrete time sense. The results presented within show the effectiveness of the proposed orbit determination method.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Microsatellites; Nonlinear Filtering; Off-The-Shelf Technologies; Orbit Determination; Orbits; Satellites; Space Flight; Space Rendezvous

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), All rights reserved.

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