Recursive Estimation of Spacecraft Position and Velocity Using X-ray Pulsar Time of Arrival Measurements

  title={Recursive Estimation of Spacecraft Position and Velocity Using X-ray Pulsar Time of Arrival Measurements},
  author={Suneel I. Sheikh and Darryll J. Pines},
The use of pulsars for spacecraft position determination has been considered since their discovery. These celestial sources provide unique signals that can be detected by sensors placed onboard spacecraft. Upon sufficient detection and processing, these signals can be used to generate range measurements with respect to an inertial reference location. Multiple measurements can be used to maintain an accurate navigation solution and enhance autonomous vehicle operation. This paper provides a… CONTINUE READING
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