Autonomous Satellite Navigation System
This invention is an autonomous navigation system for an orbital platform incorporating a global positioning system based navigation device optimized for low-Earth orbit and medium-Earth orbit applications including a 12 channel, GPS tracking application-specific integrated circuit operating in concert with a computer system implementing an extended Kalman filter and orbit propagator which autonomously generates estimates of position, velocity and time to enable planning, prediction and execution of event-based commanding of mission operations.
Patent Status: U.S. patent(s) 6,608,589; 6859170 issued.
Dr. G. R. Jacobovitz
Phone: (443) 778-9899