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The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 107–139 | Cite as

Spin-axis attitude estimation

  • Sergei Tanygin
  • Malcolm D. Shuster
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Abstract

Spin-axis attitude estimation is examined in a manner analogous to the study of three-axis attitude estimation. Measurement modeling issues are given careful consideration, as are those of representation, frame, and constraint. Three approaches to spin-axis attitude estimation are presented and compared numerically. A thorough covariance analysis of all algorithms is performed.

Keywords

Attitude Estimation Fisher Information Matrix Attitude Determination Cosine Measurement Nadir Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Analytical Graphics, Inc.ExtonUSA
  2. 2.Acme Spacecraft CompanyGermantownUSA

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