A satellite simulation program
Shudde, Rex H.
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This report presents a satellite simulation written for the IBM PC and clones in Microsoft QuickBASIC 4.5. The program can either generate an ephemeris of satellite ground-track position and location with respect to a fixed ground station, or determine the position and time the satellite is above the horizon of a specified ground station. Provision is made for the program to handle multiple satellites and multiple ground stations. Input is either by way of the computer keyboard or by separate files for satellites and ground stations. Output is written both on the screen and to an ASCII output file which can be accessed by a data based management program. Keywords: Satellite; Satellite simulation; Satellite vulnerability; Satellite tracking; Satellite orbit; Satellite culmination; Ground track. (JHD)
The reader is cautioned that the computer program presented in this report may not have been exercised for all cases of interest. While every effort has been made to ensure that the program is free from computational and logic errors, it cannot be considered validated. Any application of this program without additional verification is at the risk of the user.Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
NPS Report NumberNPS-55-89-10
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