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Mean element propagations using numerical averaging

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dc.contributor.author Ely, Todd A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-14T23:19:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-14T23:19:25Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-09
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 9-13, 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 09-2821
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45187
dc.description.abstract The long-term evolution characteristics (and stability) of an orbit are best characterized using a mean element propagation of the perturbed two body variational equations of motion. The averaging process eliminates short period terms leaving only secular and long period effects. In this study, a non-traditional approach is taken that averages the variational equations using adaptive numerical techniques and then numerically integrating the resulting EOMs. Doing this avoids the Fourier series expansions and truncations required by the traditional analytic methods. The resultant numerical techniques can be easily adapted to propagations at most solar system bodies. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2009 en_US
dc.subject orbit propagations en_US
dc.title Mean element propagations using numerical averaging en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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