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Title: Kalman filter based orbit observability study
Author: Shorten, Roy Robert
Degree Master of Applied Science - MASc
Program Electrical and Computer Engineering
Copyright Date: 1979
Abstract: An Extended Kalman filter simulation technique was used to determine the observability of satellite orbits from one or two earth stations. It was found that range and range-rate measurements alone were insufficient for orbit determination. Either azimuth angle or elevation angle information were also required before an acceptable orbital estimate was obtained. However, range and range-rate measurements alone proved to be sufficient to improve the state estimates of approximately known orbits. Also if simultaneous range and range-rate measurements were available from two stations, orbit determination was possible. Various common orbital types were used throughout the study and only one pass of data was considered.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/21583
Series/Report no. UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]
Scholarly Level: Unknown

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