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Methods for Passive Optical Detection and Relative Navigation for Rendezvous with a Non-Cooperative Object at Mars

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dc.contributor.author Didion, Alan M.
dc.contributor.author Nicholas, Austin K.
dc.contributor.author Riedel, Joseph E.
dc.contributor.author Haw, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Woolley, Ryan C.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-26T15:35:53Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-26T15:35:53Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-19
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Snowbird, Utah, August 19 - 23, 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 18-4274
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/48625
dc.description.abstract Long-range passive optical detection of an orbiting inert sphere by a robotic Mars orbiter is investigated and trades are described in terms of detectability via reflected visible light in the presence of orbit uncertainty, gravitational perturbations, and camera electronics noise. A new approximate equation for signal-tonoise ratio (SNR) is developed to include most relevant camera imperfections, diffraction, and stray light from the Mars limb as relevant to this scenario. Using this method, a notional camera suite is designed to meet detection, navigation, and redundancy requirements for an example mission scenario. Results from a simulation tool demonstrate the long-range initial detection strategy in the presence of perturbations from various sources. Finally, navigation analysis shows that the information gathered using passive optical detection is sufficient to begin orbit matching. 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, 2018 en_US
dc.title Methods for Passive Optical Detection and Relative Navigation for Rendezvous with a Non-Cooperative Object at Mars en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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