Accession Number : ADA583235


Title :   Dynamic Constellation Tasking and Management


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Ingraham, Steven P


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA583235


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 122


Abstract : Responsive orbits have gained much attention in recent years and many AFIT theses have addressed this topic. Specifically, the following topics have been studied: phasing within an orbit, adjusting time of arrival, avoidance, and maneuver detection. This thesis seeks to determine the feasibility of maneuvering satellites from circular (600 km) orbits to eccentric (600 km by 175 km) orbits in order to collect high resolution images for Earth surveillance. Coverage is calculated for multiple 6-satellite constellations. Perturbations for the subject orbits are analyzed and compared to simulation results.


Descriptors :   *MANEUVERING SATELLITES, *ORBITS, AERODYNAMIC DRAG, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, CIRCULAR, DETECTION, DYNAMICS, EARTH(PLANET), ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HIGH RESOLUTION, IMAGES, MANEUVERS, OPERATION, PERTURBATIONS, SCENARIOS, SETTING(ADJUSTING), SIMULATION, SURVEILLANCE, THESES


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE