Initial orbit determination using multiple observations Academic Article uri icon


  • A novel approach for initial orbit determination based on multiple angles-only observations is presented. The proposed technique is iterative and uses Lagrangian coefficients, f and g. The proposed method does not show singularity for the coplanar cases. In addition, the method is capable of handling multiple observations, providing higher accuracy, whereas the level of the algorithm complexity and processor running time remain almost invariant. The technique presented is compared with the Double r-iteration and Gauss' methods using data corrupted by noise to simulate true measurements. Results show that the proposed method is a valid alternative to the classical methods of orbit determination. 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Karimi, R. R., & Mortari, D.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Karimi, Reza Raymond||Mortari, Daniele

publication date

  • February 2011