Semi-analytical Long-arc Satellite

Orbit Computation & the Estimation

of Time-varying Gravity Parameters

By Sean Bruinsma

December 2002

Delft University Press

ISBN: 90-407-2370-2

219 pages, Illustrated, 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"

$57.50 Paper OriginalOUT OF PRINT

Contents of this doctoral dissertation include: Introduction, Principles of averaging, Analytically averaged nongravitational forces, the Validation procedure, Numerical integration in mean elements, Gravitational force modeling, Validation of the gravitational force modeling, Ocean tide modeling, the Perturbation due to the atmosphere, Surface force modeling, Validation of the mean solar radiation pressure force model, Upper atmosphere density modeling, Orbit determination, Long arcs and geophysical parameter estimation, conclusions and outlook.

Celestial Mechanics

Return to Coronet Books main page