MR SAT Orbit Determination Using the Θ-D Filter
MR SAT orbit determination using the theta-D filter
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.
J. D. Searcy et al., "MR SAT Orbit Determination Using the Θ-D Filter," AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Jan 2006.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Microsatellites; Nonlinear Filtering; Off-The-Shelf Technologies; Orbit Determination; Orbits; Satellites; Space Flight; Space Rendezvous
Article - Conference proceedings
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