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The aim of this study is to calculate the geolocation of an image acquired from an electro-optic earth observation satellite using the satellite external and internal orientation parameters. The main purpose of this study is to determine the intersecting coordinates of an ellipsoid model defined according to WGS84 and a looking vector. In the first phase, these calculations will be conducted without any Digital Terrain Model (DTM). In order to compare the results, in a second phase, the same calculations will be conducted with DTM. For demonstration purposes, a geolocation software will be developed using open-source libraries. This software will be tested with sample data from the SPOT-5 satellite. There are several plug-ins for certain open source and commercial Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software. One of the objectives of this study is to later develop an independent program which will be used to assist in the development of a satellite and a ground station image processing unit. This program is also intended to be used in the training of individuals with various areas of expertise.
... Bu çalışmada güneş senkronize ve yer izi tekrarlı dairesel donuk yörünge tasarım algoritması icra edilmiş ve kullanıcı ara yüzü ile birleştirilerek bir tasarım aracı haline getirilmiştir. Temel olarak OREKIT 10.0 Uçuş Dinamikleri kütüphanesinden yararlanılmıştır [Maisonobe, 2010]. Bu bölümde tasarım aracı içerisindeki algoritma üzerinde durulacak ve tasarımın matematiği aktarılacaktır. ...
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... Orekit has been selected in early 2011 by CNES to be the basis of its next generation space flight dynamics systems, including operational systems, study systems and mission analysis systems. 12 Tide modelling is a recent Orekit feature, released in December 2013. It is based on the IERS conventions models. ...
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Japanese Title: 多重ディスパッチとメタプログラミングに着目した構成可能なアストロダイナミクスソフトウェアの構築 Abstract: Modern planetary exploration missions increasingly operate in ever more complex dynamical environments, and require designs for lower cost, higher efficiency, and more ambitious trajectories. Current computational astrodynamics practice utilises techniques from simulation and analysis of dynamical systems to better understand and exploit the chaotic dynamics of the solar system. In this thesis, new computational astrodynamics tools are developed to leverage Julia, a modern, high-performance numerical programming language that combines high-level abstraction with the computational efficiency of dynamic compilation. Julia enables the development of highly composable and extensible programs, with state-of-the-art performance and applications across many scientific fields. Its unique combination of language features, most notably of multiple dispatch and meta-programming, provide opportunities to develop software that exploits performant automatic differentiation and automated composition to enable more composable, accurate, and higher performance software designs. These modern numerical programming language features are applied in OrbitalTrajectories.jl, a proof-of-concept trajectory design toolkit developed as part of this thesis to demonstrate the consequences of such features towards applications in astrodynamics. The toolkit’s composability, extensibility, and performance are briefly compared to JAXA’s in-house jTOP trajectory propagation and optimisation tool, outperforming it by up to an order of magnitude in orbital propagation. Advanced capabilities are also demonstrated, including composition of dynamical models, generic N-order State Transition Tensors (STTs) with support for Automatic Differentiation (AD) and symbolic Variational Equations (VE), dynamic retrieval of ephemeris kernels, and more. In addition, simple motivating proof-of-concepts are provided for generating quasi-periodic orbit families via a generic single-shooting correction scheme, as well as for computing expectations under orbital uncertainty. Through these demonstrations, the motivation, implementation, and application of the developed toolkit serve to motivate the use of modern numerical language features towards more efficient development of next-generation astrodynamics software. Ancillary material is available online: https://github.com/dpad/OrbitalTrajectories.jl