On Satellite Constellation Selection.
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AD Number: ADA345303
Subject Categories: ASTRONOMY
Corporate Author: LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
Title: On Satellite Constellation Selection.
Personal Authors: Canavan, G. H.
Report Date: 01 MAY 1991
Pages: 13 PAGES
Report Number: LA-12059-MS
Contract Number: W-7405-ENG-36
Monitor Acronym: XF
Monitor Series: XD
Descriptors: *OPTIMIZATION, *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, *CONSTELLATIONS, ORBITS,
DISTRIBUTION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS.
Identifiers: BMDO COLLECTION, U3361
Abstract: Analytical estimates can be used to produce and discuss optimal
constellations. They are in close agreement with phase-space estimates and exact
solutions. They suggest that distributions of inclined orbits could reduce
satellite numbers by factors of 2-3 while improving uniformity.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 211350
Citation Creation Date: 10 JUN 1998