Optimization of Optical Follow-up Strategies Based on Covariance Analysis

Cordelli, Emiliano; Vananti, Alessandro; Schildknecht, Thomas (2015). Optimization of Optical Follow-up Strategies Based on Covariance Analysis (Unpublished). In: Proceedings of 6th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences. Krakow, Poland.

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An in-depth study, using simulations and covariance analysis, is performed to identify the optimal sequence of observations to obtain the most accurate orbit propagation. The accuracy of the results of an orbit determination/ improvement process depends on: tracklet length, number of observations, type of orbit, astrometric error, time interval between tracklets and observation geometry. The latter depends on the position of the object along its orbit and the location of the observing station. This covariance analysis aims to optimize the observation strategy taking into account the influence of the orbit shape, of the relative object-observer geometry and the interval between observations.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Astronomy

UniBE Contributor:

Cordelli, Emiliano; Vananti, Alessandro and Schildknecht, Thomas

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy

Language:

English

Submitter:

Alessandro Vananti

Date Deposited:

14 Dec 2015 16:19

Last Modified:

09 Dec 2016 12:21

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.73950

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73950

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