[amsat-bb] Re: Pass prediction algorithm
Stephen E. Belter
seb at wintek.com
Mon Jun 28 11:18:21 PDT 2010
My suggestion is that you start from "Predict", an open source satellite tracking and orbital prediction program:
73, Steve N9IP
Steve Belter (seb at wintek.com) My Desk: 765-269-8521
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Pass prediction algorithm
> --- On Mon, 6/28/10, Reid Crowe <reid.crowe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From: Reid Crowe <reid.crowe at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Pass prediction algorithm
> > To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> > Received: Monday, June 28, 2010, 8:59 AM
> > I'm trying to write my own pass
> > prediction program for tracking FM
> > satellites. This program will this notify the users
> > of upcoming passes
> > via APRS messaging. I would like to find an algorithm
> > that will predict
> > AOS/LOS time and azimuth and the maximum
> > elevation. I'm also hoping
> > this algorithm will not be too computationally intensive as
> > it may
> > possibly be used for hundreds of different station
> > locations.
> > Can anyone help?
> I'd suggest looking at books on spacecraft mechanics.
> One which may help is "Fundamentals of Astrodynamics" by Roger R. Bate,
> Donald D. Meuller, and Jerry E. White (published by Dover). It's one of
> the better books on the subject, in my opinion, as I found it easier to
> read than many of the others I've seen. One does need some familiarity
> with calculus and linear algebra in order to understand the theory,
> however, but it's not overwhelming.
> Another one is "Modern Spacecraft Dynamics & Control" by Marshall H.
> Kaplan (published by John Wiley & Sons). It's good, too, but I didn't
> find it as easy to go through as the other one.
> Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
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