In this work we present a conceptual analysis of the use of the novel Italian multibeam radar sensor BIRALES for space surveillance. The dedicated orbit determination algorithm is described in detail. The algorithm is tailored to the peculiar configuration of the receiver gain pattern and is devoted to both reconstructing the track of the object transiting in the receiver field of view and estimating its state vector. The performance of the sensor is assessed with numerical simulations, offering an analysis on both pointing strategies and orbit determination accuracy for different survey configurations.

Initial orbit determination with the multibeam radar sensor BIRALES

Losacco M.;Di Lizia P.;Massari M.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

In this work we present a conceptual analysis of the use of the novel Italian multibeam radar sensor BIRALES for space surveillance. The dedicated orbit determination algorithm is described in detail. The algorithm is tailored to the peculiar configuration of the receiver gain pattern and is devoted to both reconstructing the track of the object transiting in the receiver field of view and estimating its state vector. The performance of the sensor is assessed with numerical simulations, offering an analysis on both pointing strategies and orbit determination accuracy for different survey configurations.
Initial orbit determination; Radar sensors; Space debris
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
LOSAM01-20.pdf

Accesso riservato

Descrizione: Paper
: Publisher’s version
Dimensione 1.67 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
1.67 MB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri
LOSAM_OA_01-20.pdf

Open Access dal 02/11/2021

Descrizione: Paper Open Access
: Post-Print (DRAFT o Author’s Accepted Manuscript-AAM)
Dimensione 4.83 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
4.83 MB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11311/1121799
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 6
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 4
social impact