Orbit determination and prediction for low earth satellites using a single pass of observation data Conference Paper uri icon


  • This report provides the development of a simplified covariance model for predicting the along-track error uncertainty and uncertainty growth rate for the single-pass, orbit determination and prediction problem for low Earth satellites. The model is validated using simulation and real data cases. Lastly, the model is used to generalize single pass orbit prediction results using angles-only, range-only, range and angles, and range and range-rate data. The results indicate the most accurate solutions occur using a combination of range and angles data.

author list (cited authors)

  • Alfriend, K. T., Sabol, C., & Tombasco, J.

publication date

  • December 2007