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Radiometric Tracking Techniques for Deep-Space Navigation

Radiometric Tracking Techniques for Deep-Space Navigation

Catherine L. Thornton, James S. Border

ISBN: 978-0-471-44534-0

Feb 2003

85 pages

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$190.00

Description

Radiometric Tracking Techniques for Deep-Space Navigation focuses on a broad array of technologies and concepts developed over the last four decades to support radio navigation on interplanetary spacecraft. In addition to an overview of Earth-based radio navigation techniques, the book includes a simplified conceptual presentation of each radiometric measurement type, its information content, and the expected measeurement accuracy. The methods described for both aquiring and calibrating radiometric measurements also provide a robust system to support guidance and navigation for future robotic space exploration.
Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Earth-Based Tracking and Navigation Overview.

Chapter 3. Range and Doppler Tracking Observables.

Chapter 4. VLBI Tracking Observables.

Chapter 5. Future Directions in Radiometric Tracking.

Glossary.

Acronyms.