Particle Filters (PF) maintain a large cloud of separate estimates, or particles. PF's are potentially better able to handle significantly non-Gaussian errors, such as occur in conjunction prediction and orbit determination with event-driven disturbances. From among the wide range of possible PFs, we are investigating the approach best suited to NASA's non-traditional navigation challenges.
Incorporate PF into GSFC's Orbit Determination Toolbox (ODTBX). Augment PF with ODTBX' unique ability to partition error sources into subspaces for analysis. Utilize multi-core server to facilitate fast simulation of large particle populations.More »
Improved navigation performance and robustness for spacecraft perturbed by venting, momentum dumping, and other undetected small forces such as will occur with JWST and the Multi-Purpose Crew Exploration Vehicle.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, Maryland|
|Purdue University-Main Campus||Supporting Organization||Academia||West Lafayette, Indiana|
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