Navigation in Space by X-ray Pulsars

  • Amir Abbas Emadzadeh
  • Jason Lee Speyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Amir Abbas Emadzadeh, Jason Lee Speyer
    Pages 1-2
  3. Amir Abbas Emadzadeh, Jason Lee Speyer
    Pages 3-12
  4. Amir Abbas Emadzadeh, Jason Lee Speyer
    Pages 13-33
  5. Amir Abbas Emadzadeh, Jason Lee Speyer
    Pages 35-47
  6. Amir Abbas Emadzadeh, Jason Lee Speyer
    Pages 49-72
  7. Amir Abbas Emadzadeh, Jason Lee Speyer
    Pages 73-85
  8. Amir Abbas Emadzadeh, Jason Lee Speyer
    Pages 87-110
  9. Amir Abbas Emadzadeh, Jason Lee Speyer
    Pages 111-112
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 113-118

About this book

Introduction

This monograph on different aspects of utilizing X-ray pulsars for navigation of spacecraft in space contains two unique features. First, it provides a solid mathematical formulation for the absolute and relative navigation problems based on use of X-ray pulsar measurements. Second, it presents a comprehensive framework for signal processing techniques needed to obtain the navigation solution.

Navigation in Space by X-ray Pulsars opens with background knowledge on pulsars and a review of the literature on pulsar-based navigation. It then presents the navigation problem and develops the X-ray pulsar signal models, formulating and analyzing the pulse delay estimation problem through these models. It proposes different pulse delay estimators and, using these estimators, provides a recursive algorithm to obtain the navigation solution. Closing with suggestions for future work in the field, this monograph is aimed at students, researchers and industry practitioners involved with new space navigation techniques.

Keywords

Control Theory Estimation theory Relative Navigation Signal processing X-ray Pulsars X-ray pulsar phase estimation

Authors and affiliations

  • Amir Abbas Emadzadeh
    • 1
  • Jason Lee Speyer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8017-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8016-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8017-5
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