International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences

ISSN: 2455-7749

Velocity and Acceleration of NavIC Satellites using Broadcast Ephemeris

Bidyut B. Gogoi
Space Navigation Group, Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Center, Bangalore - 560017, India.

Akhilesh Kumar
Space Navigation Group, Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Center, Bangalore - 560017, India.

A. Kartik
Space Navigation Group, Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Center, Bangalore - 560017, India.

Nirmala S.
Space Navigation Group, Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Center, Bangalore - 560017, India.

DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2018.3.3-021

Received on October 27, 2017
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Accepted on November 26, 2017

Abstract

The current manuscript describes a methodology to derive velocity and acceleration of NavIC satellites from the broadcast ephemeris. A fourth-order central differencing formula is used to derive NavIC satellites’ Earth-Centred-Earth-Fixed (ECEF) velocity from the ECEF positions that are calculated using the standard IRNSS-SIS-ICD algorithm. The proposed methodology is quite simpler and straight forward than the conventional rotation matrix method and therefore it can be a very good alternative to the existing approaches. The same differencing formula has been further implemented to derive the ECEF acceleration form the ECEF velocities. Results obtained demonstrated that the satellites’ ECEF velocity can be approximated upto an accuracy of 0.6 mm/s while the ECEF acceleration can be of the further accuracy of within 0.06 mm/sec2 in each axis.

Keywords- Velocity, Acceleration, Broadcast ephemeris, Earth-centred-earth-fixed, NavIC.

Citation

Gogoi, B. B. Kumar, A., Kartik, A., & S., N. (2018). Velocity and Acceleration of NavIC Satellites using Broadcast Ephemeris. International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 3(3), 294-300. https://dx.doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2018.3.3-021.

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