Null Geodesics Alterations LLC
Significant innovations in Initial Orbit Determination via optical data only,
Traditional orbital mechanics based upon the original Kepler elliptic orbit models have analytical presentations that support derivation of range from angles only data. We have solved this problem anew with modern computational techniques melded with analytical models. The result is not matched by anyone in the world. Scientists track asteroids loosely with existing techniques, DoD optic sensor sites track objects primarily in geostationary orbits, but no one tracks satellites with optical sensors for any possible orbit except our group! In essence one single optical sensor can compute an initial orbit determination with three suitably spaced (in angles and time) observations. These orbit determinations are very accurate and reacquisition of the object is readily done on subsequent days when the orbital perturbations are not excessive (e.g. a swiftly decaying orbit). See more extensive details at our associate’s website www.derastrodynamics.com
One current exciting application is to apply this new technology to existing orbital sensor (e.g. SBIR) data that gathers data on orbiting objects from a space based sensor.