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The Deep-space Positioning System concept: automating complex navigation operations beyond the Earth

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dc.contributor.author Guinn, Joseph R.
dc.contributor.author Riedel, Joseph E.
dc.contributor.author Bhaskaran, Shyam
dc.contributor.author Park, Ryan S.
dc.contributor.author Vaughan, Andrew T.
dc.contributor.author Owen, William M.
dc.contributor.author Ely, Todd A.
dc.contributor.author Abrahamson, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Martin-Mur, Tomas J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-06T19:37:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-06T19:37:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-12
dc.identifier.citation AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Long Beach, California, September 12-15, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 16-3801
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/46206
dc.description.abstract There is no equivalent of GPS in “deep space,” that is beyond the Earth Moon system (and use of GPS beyond LEO and MEO is already problematic.) NASA has been awarded a patent on the concept of the “Deep-space Positioning System” (DPS) which is a self-contained instrument concept that would use in-situ observations to provide an automated and autonomous means of determining its position in the Solar System, and at least as important, its position relative to a target, whether that target is a planet, asteroid, moon or comet. In addition, the DPS system computes trajectory change parameters, as necessary to keep a spacecraft on a planned trajectory. Implementation options include the use of a radio receiver to receive a frequency beacon from a non-in-situ source for additional navigation information over and above that which can be provided by the cameras that are the principal data source of DPS. This paper discusses the DPS instrument concept, and its potential use in deep space. 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, 2016 en_US
dc.title The Deep-space Positioning System concept: automating complex navigation operations beyond the Earth en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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