Derivation of Fresnel Characteristics with Deceleration of the Meteoroid Taken into Account
Abstract
The problem of incorporating meteoroid deceleration into Fresnel characteristics used for meteoroid velocity determination is considered. The theory used previously could determine the velocity v(0) of bodies in the vicinity of the specular point. Since v(0) differs from v(infinity), the theory of Fresnel characteristics was developed and used to determine v(infinity) directly from the measured amplitudes. The v(infinity) is needed for the correct evaluation of elements of the heliocentric orbit.
 Publication:

Bulletin of the Astronomical Institutes of Czechoslovakia
 Pub Date:
 July 1988
 Bibcode:
 1988BAICz..39..193P
 Keywords:

 Atmospheric Entry;
 Fresnel Integrals;
 Meteoroids;
 Orbit Calculation;
 Coordinates;
 Deceleration;
 Electron Density (Concentration);
 Free Electrons;
 Numerical Integration;
 Lunar and Planetary Exploration