Optimization of GEO Navigation Satellite Station Shifts Impulsives

  • Ying Liu
  • Guoqiang Zhao
  • Jing Li
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 305)


In order to increase system availability, optimization of control of the drift orbit of GEO navigation satellites for station shifts is studied. Given the orbit drift time, comparing to the traditional method that adjusts phase by changing the semimajor axis, we employ the primer vector theory and assess the whole improvement process. The detailed algorithm is presented to determine the number, time, and position of the impulsives. At the end of program, the numerical optimization method BFGS is used to improve the model. As shown by the problem analyzed, we can get better result by applying the presented method.


GEO station shifts Primer vector theory Trajectory optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Astronautic DynamicsXi’anChina

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