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Element quality analysis: estimating the accuracy of ephemeris predictions from orbital elements
Author(s): Alan Siegel
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Paper Abstract

Element Quality Analysis (EQA) is the evaluation of the accuracy with which an orbital element set describes the orbit of a satellite. This paper proposes practical methods for evaluating element quality and describes the benefits of improved EQA. The paper first discusses the need for and applications of EQA. Past and current operational methods for EQA are then considered. The main portion of the paper describes alternative methods for EQA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2235, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1994, (6 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179103
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Alan Siegel, MITRE Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2235:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1994
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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