IJPAM: Volume 76, No. 1 (2012)
AN ORBITING EARTH-SATELLITE MODEL
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT 06226, USA
Department of Mathematics
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Abstract. Several models of earth satellites that exist in the literature are not verified for real satellite configurations. An analytic procedure is applied to examine the equations representing the pitch librations of a satellite. The veracity of the model and the method of analysis are confirmed for a typical earth-satellite measurements.
Received: December 21, 2011
AMS Subject Classification: 70E50, 70E55, 70F05, 70K05
Key Words and Phrases: Earth-satellite, dynamical system, Floquet theory, iteration
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Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN printed version: 1311-8080
ISSN on-line version: 1314-3395