Radiometric Tracking Techniques for Deep Space Navigation
Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Catherine L. Thornton, James S. Border
Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
Print ISBN: 9780471445340
Online ISBN: 9780471728450
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.