Improving dynamic calibration of the atmosphere Conference Paper uri icon


  • Dynamic calibration of the atmosphere is a technique where corrections to atmospheric density models are generated based upon indirect observations of the atmosphere, typically satellite TLE data. In this work, the density correction theory proposed by Nazarenko and Yurasov is revisited and modifications to the theory are examined. Based upon observations during the validation of the Russian DCA theory, we saw that improvements to the theory should be investigated. The theory of successive refinements is introduced as well as an unbiased density correction solution technique for the original theory.

published proceedings

  • Advances in the Astronautical Sciences

author list (cited authors)

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

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • December 2007