AN ADAPTIVE SCHEME ON OPTIMAL NUMBER OF OBSERVATIONS AND TIME INTERVALS FOR AN INITIAL ORBIT DETERMINATION PROBLEM Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • An algorithm to choose the best combination of the number of observations and time intervals between the measured directions for Initial Orbit Determination (IOD) problem is presented. The algorithm has been developed to be able to work with an angles-only IOD method capable of using multiple observations. The IOD technique developed by the current authors was used for the purpose of this paper. To be able to apply the adaptive technique, a large numbers of closely apart measurements need to be performed. Using these measurements, the algorithm then adaptively selects those measurements resulting in the best estimation based on a defined criterion.

author list (cited authors)

  • Karimi, R. R., & Mortari, D.

publication date

  • December 2010