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dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Daniel Lee
dc.contributor.advisorBoger, Dan C.
dc.contributor.authorBeutel, Kenneth L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:18:38Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:18:38Z
dc.date.issued1988-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23404
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIntroductory students of astrodynamics and the space environment are required to have a fundamental understanding for the kinematic behavior of satellite orbits. This thesis develops a standard library that contains the basic formulas for modeling earth orbiting satellites. This library is used as a basis for implementing a satellite motion simulator that can be used to demonstrate orbital phenomena in the classroom. This thesis surveys the equations of orbital elements, coordinate systems and analytic formulas into a standard method for modeling earth orbiting satellites. The standard library is written in the C programming language and is designed to be highly portable between a variety of computer environments. The simulation draws heavily on the standards established by the library to produce a graphics-based orbit simulation program written for the Apple Macintosh computer. The simulation demonstrates the utility of the standard library functions but, because of its extensive use of the Macintosh user interface, is not portable to other operating systems. Keywords: Computer programming; Celestial mechanics; Theses. (KR)en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/standardlibraryf00beut
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer scienceen_US
dc.titleA standard library for modeling satellite orbits on a microcomputeren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.subject.authororbital mechanicsen_US
dc.subject.authorcomputer programmingen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Systems Technologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Computer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Technologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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