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Constellation design and performance analysis for regional satellite navigation system in China area
Author(s): Yuling Du; Xuejun Zhang; Zhigang Huang
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Paper Abstract

Based on the idea of covering China area, a novel constellation is proposed, consisting of one geostationary satellite and five inclined elliptic orbit geosynchronous satellites in this paper. Through a number of simulation tests, the orbital elements of each satellite are designed concretely. Moreover, its coverage performance is also evaluated under some factors, such as the geometric dilution of precision (GDOP), orbital perturbation, space transmission loss and eclipse. What's more, this constellation is compared with other constellations. Finally, Simulation results show, in this constellation, the number of satellites is small, and the navigation precision is relatively high. Therefore, this is a kind of high performance and economic regional navigation system for China.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5985, International Conference on Space Information Technology, 59854Z (4 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.658506
Show Author Affiliations
Yuling Du, Beihang Univ. (China)
Xuejun Zhang, Beihang Univ. (China)
Zhigang Huang, Beihang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5985:
International Conference on Space Information Technology
Cheng Wang; Shan Zhong; Xiulin Hu, Editor(s)

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