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Navigation in Space by X-ray Pulsars

Authors: Emadzadeh, Amir Abbas, Speyer, Jason Lee

  • Provides a comprehensive framework for X-ray pulsar signal processing techniques 
  • Formulates the relative navigation problem between two spacecraft based on X-ray pulsar measurements 
  • Examines solutions to X-ray pulsar based relative navigation integrating the navigation system with Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)
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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.

About the authors

Dr. Emadzadeh is a design engineer with Vantage Surgical Systems Inc. As a student he won the UCLA graduate division fellowship award in 2005.

Jason Speyer is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering. He received his B.S. degree in (Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT in 1960 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1965 and 1968. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Emadzadeh, Amir Abbas (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Celestial-Based Navigation: An Overview

    Emadzadeh, Amir Abbas (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Signal Modeling

    Emadzadeh, Amir Abbas (et al.)

    Pages 13-33

  • Pulse Delay Estimation

    Emadzadeh, Amir Abbas (et al.)

    Pages 35-47

  • Pulse Delay Estimation Using Epoch Folding

    Emadzadeh, Amir Abbas (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Navigation in Space by X-ray Pulsars
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8017-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8017-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8016-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9759-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 118
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