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Radiometric Tracking Techniques for Deep-Space Navigation by Catherine L. Thornton

By Catherine L. Thornton

Radiometric monitoring ideas for Deep-Space Navigation specializes in a wide array of applied sciences and ideas built over the past 4 a long time to aid radio navigation on interplanetary spacecraft. as well as an summary of Earth-based radio navigation ideas, the booklet contains a simplified conceptual presentation of every radiometric size kind, its details content material, and the anticipated measeurement accuracy. The equipment defined for either aquiring and calibrating radiometric measurements additionally supply a powerful approach to aid counsel and navigation for destiny robot area exploration.

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Observed values of polar motion from January 1996 to January 2000. shown to be highly correlated with atmospheric effects [44]. In fact, atmospheric angular momentum (AAM) data are used by the DSN to assist in determining Earth rotation time series [45]. If left uncorrected in the tracking observable models, UT and polar motion (PM) errors translate directly into spacecraft angular position errors. For example, an error of 1 ms in UT produces an error of about 70 nrad in spacecraft right ascension as determined from a single pass of Doppler data (see Eq.

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