Photometric data from non-resolved objects for space object characterization

Richard Linares, Michael Shoemaker, David M. Palmer, David C. Thompson, Josef Koller

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Abstract

This paper uses light curve measurements to estimate the attitude and angular velocities of space objects with known shape. This paper focuses on rocket bodies in particular. A nonlinear least squares estimator is used to estimate the attitude and angular velocity of the space objects; both real data and simulated data scenarios are shown. A number of representative rocket body models are used for simulated data and real data examples. Good performance was shown for both simulated and real data cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances In The Astronautical Sciences
EditorsDonald L. Mackison, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Roby S. Wilson, Renato Zanetti
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages1889-1899
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780877036111
StatePublished - 2014
Event24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2014 - Mexico, United States
Duration: Jan 26 2014Jan 30 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume152
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMexico
Period1/26/141/30/14

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