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X-ray Pulsar/Starlight Doppler Deeply-integrated Navigation Method

  • Yidi Wang (a1), Wei Zheng (a1) and Dapeng Zhang (a1)

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An X-ray pulsar/starlight Doppler deeply-integrated navigation method is proposed in this paper. A starlight Doppler measurement-aided phase propagation model, which can remove the orbital effect within the recorded photon Time Of Arrivals (TOAs), is derived, and guarantees that the pulse phase can be extracted from the converted photon TOAs using computationally efficient methods. Some simulations are performed by a hardware-in-loop system to verify the performance of the integrated pulse phase estimation method as well as of the integrated navigation method. The integrated pulse phase estimation method could achieve an estimation performance similar to the existing method for orbiting vehicles at the cost of much less computational complexity, is capable of handling the signals of millisecond pulsars, and is applicable to various vehicles. In addition, the proposed integrated navigation method could provide reliable positioning results for various vehicles.

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X-ray Pulsar/Starlight Doppler Deeply-integrated Navigation Method

  • Yidi Wang (a1), Wei Zheng (a1) and Dapeng Zhang (a1)

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