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The simulation of satellite tracking and orbit prediction considering the swaths
Author(s): Lei Cai; Jianya Gong
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Paper Abstract

A simulation system is developed for satellite tracking and orbit prediction. The program displays the location of Earth satellites and predicts the location of any satellite at any time. And the simulation of satellite tracking and orbit prediction take the swaths into consideration. The orbit prediction model and Two-Line Element (TLE) Sets are present first, and the Simplified General Perturbations Version 4 and Simplified Deep-space Perturbation Version 4 (SGP4/SDP4) orbit propagation algorithms are introduced then. In the end, we introduce how we build our system in detail. In the end we present the comparison of the prediction result between the system of ours and STK's. The result shows that SGP4/SDP4 are efficient and valid in our system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7143, Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Geo-Simulation and Virtual GIS Environments, 71431L (3 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.812586
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Lei Cai, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Jianya Gong, Wuhan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7143:
Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: Geo-Simulation and Virtual GIS Environments
Lin Liu; Xia Li; Kai Liu; Xinchang Zhang; Aijun Chen, Editor(s)

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