|Student Name:||Lt Col Corey Broussard|
|Thesis:||Optimal Multistatic Initial Orbit Determination Techniques Using Wideband Receivers|
|Location:||ENY Conference Room|
|Attendance Restrictions:||DoD & DoD Contractors|
|Date & Time:||02/24/2014 at 1300|
|Abstract:|| The primary means of spacecraft orbit detection today use high-powered radar transmit and receive sites such as the Air Force Space Surveillance System (AFSSS). One alternative to building such a costly system would be to make use of existing transmitters and develop a cheaper solution using a bistatic passive receiver system. This research simulates a multistatic passive receiver system using wideband receivers to obtain a satellite’s orbital parameters. The initial orbit determination (IOD) is based solely on Doppler shift and Chirp data. This research also investigates the “minimum” number and optimal placement of such receivers to acquire adequate IOD parameters. Finally, the research investigates whether such a system could be implemented in space.