In-flight calibration of imaging complex of a spacecraft using unknown landmarks without GPS messages attracting

1Tkachenko, AI
1International Research and Training Center for Information Technologies and Systems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Ukraine
Space Sci.&Technol. 2016, 22 ;(4):29-37
Section: Space Navigation and Communications
Publication Language: Russian
The problem of refining the parameters of the mutual attitude of the onboard imaging camera and the star tracker installed on the orbiting spacecraft is considered. A distinctive feature of the problem statement and the solution is that the refinement is based on observations of landmarks that are not georeferenced and no GPS messages are used.
Keywords: camera, geo-referencing, in-flight geometric calibration, observability analysis, spacecraft, star tracker, unknown landmarks
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