Robust Orbit Determination via Convex Optimization

Orbit Determination


We present a method of orbit determination robust against non-normal measurement errors. We approach the non-convex optimization problem by repeatedly linearizing the dynamics about the current estimate of the orbital parameters, then minimizing a convex cost function involving a robust penalty on the measurement residuals and a trust region penalty.

Project Report, EE364B, Stanford University
Bob Wilson
Bob Wilson
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