Maneuver estimation model for relative orbit determination Conference Paper uri icon


  • This research investigated relative orbit determination of individual satellites within a cluster, focusing on instances when a maneuver has been detected or suspected. Developed using non-linear least squares estimation, the maneuver model estimates magnitude, direction, and time of a suspected maneuver. Observations for the DirecTV 4S and AMC-4 satellite collocation were obtained from the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing (AMOS) site consisting of differential right ascension and declination. Dynamics are modeled using Hill's equations.

published proceedings

  • Advances in the Astronautical Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Storch, T. R., Wiesel, W. E., Sabol, C., Alfriend, K. T., & Kim Lau, K.

complete list of authors

  • Storch, TR||Wiesel, WE||Sabol, C||Alfriend, KT||Kim Lau, K

publication date

  • October 2006