Practical challenges in implementing atmospheric density corrections to the NRLMSISE-00 model Conference Paper uri icon


  • The goal of this effort is to apply atmospheric density corrections to the NRLMSISE-00 model to provide a significantly more accurate orbit prediction and determination capability. Given that these corrections are statistical in nature, the end user must apply the corrections in a manner consistent with the way the corrections were generated. The complexity of this entire process means that the end user must make an effort to ensure commensuration between his or her methodology and that of the correction generation procedure. This paper will describe the implementation of the NRLMSISE-00 atmospheric model into Linux GTDS and the steps required to ensure commensuration with the atmospheric density corrections generated by Dr. Vasiliy Yurasov. Recommendations are made concerning the computation of various input parameters to the NRLMSISE-00 model.

published proceedings

  • Advances in the Astronautical Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Wilkins, M. P., Sabol, C. A., Cefola, P. J., & Alfriend, K. T.

complete list of authors

  • Wilkins, MP||Sabol, CA||Cefola, PJ||Alfriend, KT

publication date

  • December 2006