Viability Assessment Report on TTRDP GMTI Constellation Study

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Authors
  1. Jassemi-Zargani, R.
  2. Rao, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Driven by the potential military utility of a satellite constellation providing wide-area space based surveillance, the Trilateral Technology Research and Development Program (TTRDP) envisaged a framework that supports constellation concept design, assessment modeling and system feasibility studies. The concept design's "study and evolve" approach was institutionalized by formulating various teams, each oriented towards distinct research activity, to cooperatively feed on each others inferences. The performance assessment activity kicked-off with an initial set of constellation design parameters with 36 satellites distributed in 12 orbital planes inclined at 850. The outcome of iterative research and assessment activities revealed that 27 satellites distributed in nine orbital planes at 63.40 inclination produces equally acceptable results over most of the globe. This report is the result of an effort to deduce the viability of various design trade-offs that the two sets of satellite orbital parameters and constellation patterns can render on the Measure of Performance (MOP). Simulation Laboratory (SimLab), a simulator built in-house at DRDC Ottawa, and Satellite Tool Kit (STK), a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) tool, were used as performance modelling and assessment tools to obtain the MOP and statistically evaluate the two constellation patterns. The assessment presented in this report quantifies the MOP based on coverage, detection and tracking analysis, which SimLab exerc

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Keywords
Space Based Radar;Sensor Fusion;Intelligence;Surveillance;Reconnaissance;GMTI (Ground Moving Target Indicator)
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2004-223 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2004
Number of Pages
58
DSTKIM No
CA025453
CANDIS No
523098
Format(s):
CD ROM

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