The eivaN : A forward-looking interactive orbital trajectory plotting tool for use with proximity operations (PROX OPS) and other maneuvers: Description and user's manual
- Brody, Adam R.
- Jun 1, 1988.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- The results of vehicle burns on-orbit are very difficult to anticipate because of nonlinearities in the equations of motion governing orbiting bodies. This confusion was noticed firsthand in prior experimentation. Out of plane motion is relatively simple as it is uncoupled from the other two degrees of freedom. However, in plane thrusts are more complex because the motions resulting from these inputs are coupled. An interactive planning device, eivaN, was developed to plot resulting trajectories, to provide a better comprehension of orbital mechanics effects, and to help the user to develop heuristics for on-orbit mission planning. The eivaN runs with Microsoft Excel on a Macintosh computer. It provides a forward looking display: burn parameters in the three orthogonal axes in addition to time inputted, and the resultant trajectory is then plotted. Position and velocity components for any burn at any user specified time are readily available. A new area of research related to the human factors of real time, on-orbit mission planning was identified and is currently being investigated.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19880020943.
Accession ID: 88N30327.
- No Copyright.
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