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.

author list (cited authors)

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

publication date

  • October 2006