Trajectory design for satellite relative anglesonly navigation
Abstract
In this paper, relative trajectory for satellite anglesonly navigation is designed. The anglesonly navigation uses relative angle measurements only to estimate relative states of the target satellite. Since anglesonly navigation does not give relative range information directly, appropriate relative trajectory should be implemented to obtain the observability. To design such relative trajectory, optimization method is adopted with the cost function which considers the observability and the fuel consumption. The Fisher information matrix is used to quantify the amount of observability. The relative state estimation accuracy of the designed trajectory is verified with numerical simulations.
 Publication:

9th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences: ICNPAA 2012
 Pub Date:
 November 2012
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.4765571
 Bibcode:
 2012AIPC.1493..747P
 Keywords:

 angular measurement;
 artificial satellites;
 fuel;
 matrix algebra;
 navigation;
 optimisation;
 state estimation;
 02.10.Yn;
 02.60.Pn;
 06.30.Bp;
 84.40.Xb;
 89.40.Dd;
 Matrix theory;
 Numerical optimization;
 Spatial dimensions;
 Telemetry: remote control remote sensing;
 radar;
 Air transporation