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 Optimization of Optical Follow-up Strategies Based on Covariance Analysis (Unpublished).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.

[img] Text
EC_EUCASS2015.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (2MB) | Request a copy

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)


08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Astronomy

UniBE Contributor:

Cordelli, Emiliano, Vananti, Alessandro, Schildknecht, Thomas


500 Science > 520 Astronomy




Alessandro Vananti

Date Deposited:

14 Dec 2015 16:19

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 14:50





Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback