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Constellation design for low-earth orbit space-based radar for continuous coverage
Author(s): Yong Wu; Jun Tang; Yingning Peng
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Paper Abstract

The constellation magnitude is always the primary concern for a practical Space-base Radar (SBR) system, especially the ones using low-earth orbit (LEO). To control the constellation magnitude, the overlap between the sensor footprints should be minimized. In the special case of an asymmetric footprint in SBR scenario, we introduced a slope geometry to optimize the constellation of polar orbit, and the estimation of the magnitude is presented. An example constellation is given to confirm the analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5985, International Conference on Space Information Technology, 59855M (4 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.658636
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Yong Wu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Jun Tang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yingning Peng, Tsinghua 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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