Radiometric Tracking Techniques for Deep Space Navigation

Radiometric Tracking Techniques for Deep Space Navigation

Author(s): Catherine L. Thornton, James S. Border

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

Print ISBN: 9780471445340

Online ISBN: 9780471728450

DOI: 10.1002/0471728454

Series Editor(s): Joseph H. Yuen

About this Book

Radiometric Tracking Techniques for Deep-Space Navigation focuses on a broad array of technologies and concepts developed over the last four decades to support radio navigation on interplanetary spacecraft. In addition to an overview of Earth-based radio navigation techniques, the book includes a simplified conceptual presentation of each radiometric measurement type, its information content, and the expected measeurement accuracy. The methods described for both aquiring and calibrating radiometric measurements also provide a robust system to support guidance and navigation for future robotic space exploration.

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