A boundary value problem approach to too-short arc optical track association Conference Paper uri icon


  • Given a short-arc optical observation with estimated angle-rates, the admissible region is a compact region in the range/range-rate space defined such that all likely and relevant orbits are contained within it. An alternative boundary value problem formulation has recently been proposed where range/range hypotheses are generated with two angle measurements from two tracks as input. In this paper, angle-rate information is reintroduced as a means to eliminate hypotheses by bounding their constants of motion before a more computationally costly Lambert solver or differential correction algorithm is run.

published proceedings

  • Advances in the Astronautical Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Fujimoto, K., Alfriend, K. T., & Schildknecht, T.

complete list of authors

  • Fujimoto, K||Alfriend, KT||Schildknecht, T

publication date

  • January 2014