Item description for Satellite Orbits: Models, Methods and Applications by Oliver Montenbruck & Gill Eberhard...
This is a modern textbook that guides the reader through the theory and practice of satellite orbit prediction and determination. Starting from the basic principles of orbital mechanics, it covers elaborate force models as well as precise methods of satellite tracking. Emphasis is on numerical treatment and a multitude of algorithms adopted in modern satellite trajectory computation are described in detail. The accompanying CD-ROM includes all source codes written in C++ and relevant data files for applications. The result is a powerful and unique spaceflight dynamics library which allows easy software extensions by the user. An extensive collection of Internet resources is provided through WWW hyperlinks to detailed and frequently updated online information on spaceflight dynamics. The book addresses students, scientists working in the field of navigation, geodesy and spaceflight technology and satellite engineers and operators focusing on spaceflight dynamics.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 19, 2005
ISBN 354067280X ISBN13 9783540672807
Reviews - What do customers think about Satellite Orbits: Models, Methods and Applications?
Covers Everything I Needed Jun 9, 2008
I am just a programmer. I use some of the older, classic literature to write algorithms to track low-earth satellites. I'm not a math major. This book is an excellent addition because it helps me to understand how to connect orbital concepts with the math. It is short and to the point. The book's construction quality is excellent!
Perfect Mar 9, 2008
Perfect book, even if it's not completely up to date (not covering IERS conventions 2003). It's my reference book of satellite orbit determination.
This is NO Satellite Orbits for Dummies..... Aug 24, 2007
I found this book to be extremely well written with just the right mix of explanation and formulaes.
I bought this book in order to complete a project for a University assignment and the CD containing all of the source code in the book, made my life much easier. I could quickly whip up a working prototype of exactly what I needed.
I would recommend this to anyone for who was wondering how Physics and the laws of Nature relate to equations and programming.
To the authors, thank you for a wonderful book - bringing me up to speed in a few short weeks on a very complex subject.
Superb textbook on Maths of Satellite Orbit determinations Apr 25, 2003
Satellite Orbits, Models, Methods and Applications is a great reference on Satellite orbit computation/determination. Chapters include; 1. Around the world in hundred minutes 2. Introductory Astrodynamics 3. Force Model 4.Numerical Integration 5. Time and Reference Systems 6. Satellite Tracking and Observation Models 7. Linearization 8. Orbit Determination and Parameter Estimation 9. Applications + Apendices and list of symbols. This book�s emphasis is on the mathematical methods and algorithms used in modern satellite trajectory computations. It also contains extensive list of WWW URLs on spaceflight dynamics. Hardcover book measures 24 X 16 centimeters, contains 370 glossy pages with a dozen of color photos in the first chapter but lots of graphics ( Ground projections of satellite orbits, perturbations of satellite orbits, orbit determination analysis, � ) and comes with a CD-ROM on the applications usable in Win98 / NT4.0 or Linux SUSE 7.2. Excellent textbook designed for post-graduate students and engineers working in the field of spaceflight dynamics, navigation and geodesy. Philip CORNEILLE
Excellent software Mar 8, 2003
The sections dealing with orbit estimation are very sketchy. Needs to filled out with specific and detailed computational algorithms (e.g. Escobal). Excellent! software, however.