Concerning the optimal conditions for determining station coordinates by a semidynamic method
Abstract
For the application of the described semidynamic method it is assumed that the heights of the three tracking stations over the reference ellipse are known and that corrections of latitude and longitude as well as orbital parameters can be determined from optical data. The minimum value for the sum of the moduli of the inverse matrix of the normalized system of equations is obtained. This value corresponds to a distribution of stations at one parallel with the latitude being approximately equal to the orbital inclination.
 Publication:

Geodesy and Physics of the Earth
 Pub Date:
 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977gpe..symp..871B
 Keywords:

 Celestial Geodesy;
 Geodetic Coordinates;
 Orbital Position Estimation;
 Satellite Tracking;
 Tracking Stations;
 Ground Stations;
 Inclination;
 Navigation Satellites;
 Optimization;
 Orbital Elements;
 Satellite Ground Tracks;
 Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking