MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 309, 20202019 International Conference on Computer Science Communication and Network Security (CSCNS2019)
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|Published online||04 March 2020|
Research on the operational regional coverage of satellite and spacecraft tracking and controlling
1 Information Communications Academy, National University of Defense Technology, No.5 Guangming Road, Wangqu Town, Chang’an District, Xi’an City, 710106, China
2 College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Chengdu University of Information Technology, No.24 Block 1, Xuefu Road, Chengdu City, 610225, China
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
In view of the problem of building ground stations for tracking and controlling of satellites and spacecraft, considering the fixed angle between the orbit of the satellite or spacecraft and the equatorial surface of the earth, and the difference of longitude between the two circles in succession of the satellite or spacecraft caused by the rotation of the earth, the operation area of the satellite or spacecraft was calculated by using the method of spherical projection of satellite orbit rotation, taking the earth as the reference system. The minimum number of ground stations needed for satellite tracking and controlling was calculated in three cases, by using the mathematical model of sphere ring area and honeycomb coverage. This model was validated by the launch and operation data of Shenzhou 7.
Key words: Ground station / Flare angle / Coverage / Measurement and control circles
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