Novel approach to intersatellite distance measurement with high accuracy

Chunhui Wang, Mengchu Zhou

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Abstract

A study is conducted to propose a novel dual-transponder ranging (DTR) approach to intersatellite distance measurement with high accuracy. The novel approach can achieve the same level of accuracy without the requirement of a high-precision time-tagging system as compared with the earlier dual one-way ranging (DOWR) approach. The proposed DTR system consists of a leading and trailing part, and the microwave signals are generated in two ways by different multipliers in the leading part. The leading part plays a role of an interferometer, while the trailing one acts as a radio-frequency mirror to produce phase-locked signals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)944-948
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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