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Orbital debris trajectory error modeling
Author(s): Brian A. Bourgeois; Kent Dekome
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Paper Abstract

A computer simulation which estimates statistical orbital debris trajectory error arising from uncertainty of debris size, composition, geometry, and tumbling rate and also of atmospheric density is discussed. The ramification of the simulation results to debris accuracy requirements determined from maneuver rate constraints is examined.

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Date Published: 8 June 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2214, Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177680
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Brian A. Bourgeois, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Kent Dekome, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2214:
Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies
Firooz A. Allahdadi; Michael Chrisp; Concetto R. Giuliano; W. Pete Latham; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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