Draper Semianalytical Satellite Theory Application

Draper Semianalytical Satellite Theory Application
Precision mean element (PME) satellite theories play a key role in orbit dynamics analyses. These theories employ nonsingular orbital elements, comprehensive force models, Generalized Method of Averaging and Numerical interpolation concepts.
The Draper Semianalytical Satellite Theory (DSST), whose development was led by the author, and the independently-developed Universal Semianalytical Method (USM) are examples of such theories. These theories provide the capability to tailor the force modeling to meet the desired computational speed vs. accuracy trade-off. The flexibility of such theories is demonstrated by their ability to include complicated atmosphere density models and spacecraft models in the perturbation theory context. The value of high speed satellite theories, in this era of computational plenty, is that they allow new ways of looking at astrodynamical problems such as orbit design and atmosphere density updating.
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by jfelix on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:29

It is available in Astrodinamics Web Tools the new version of DSST
much more accessible and easy to use.

We want to thank Paul Cefola and the rest of our team for the support
they have given us over this time.

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by Charo on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 17:10

We attended the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS) in Maui, Hawaii (September, 2012). You can download the presentation here.