The algorithm and simulation for Satellite navigation using X-ray pulsars

Li Qiao*, Jianye Liu, Guanglou Zheng, Liang He, Zhi Xiong

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Abstract

The X-ray pulsar is a special celestial source which possesses of the lighthouse effect in space. And its unique, stable and predictable pulse can be utilized for satellite navigation and attitude determination. In this paper, the pulsar description is presented to explain the properties conducive to satellite navigation. With the pulse phases detected at the satellite and predicted at the initial reference location, the range measurements about the satellite can be generated. The Kalman filter technology is used to combine the satellite dynamics and the range measurements. The simulation is provided to demonstrate the expected performance of the satellite position and velocity determination using the observed phase message within the Kalman filter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond International Conference on Space Information Technology
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherSPIE
Pages67953F-1-67953F-6
Number of pages6
Volume6795
ISBN (Print)9780819469601
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2nd International Conference on Space Information Technology - Wuhan, China
Duration: 10 Nov 200711 Nov 2007

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Space Information Technology
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period10/11/0711/11/07

Keywords

  • Celestial navigation
  • Kalman filter
  • Satellite
  • X-ray pulsar

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