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Distributed Space Missions for Earth System Monitoring [Marco D'Errico, 2013] (hardcover)
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675 pgs, 2013, Springer
ISBN 978-1461445401
A key addition to Springer's Space Technology Library series, this edited volume features the work of dozens of authors and offers a wealth of perspectives on distributed Earth observation missions. In sum, it is an eloquent synthesis of the fullest possible range of current approaches to a fast-developing field characterized by growing membership of the 'space club' to include nations formerly regarded as part of the Third World.

Table of Contents
Part I: Distributed Radar Sensors
Ch. 1: Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar
Ch. 2: Multistatic Radar Systems
Part II: Relative Dynamics and GNC
Ch. 3: Relative Trajectory Design
Ch. 4: Formation Establishment, Maintenance, and Control
Ch. 5: GPS Based Relative Navigation
Ch. 6: Radio Frequency-Based Relative Navigation
Ch. 7: Vision Based Relative Navigation
Part III: Technological Challenges
Ch. 8: Autonomy
Ch. 9: Relative Navigatio
Ch. 10: Communication in Distributed Satellite Systems
Ch. 11: Ground Station Networks for Distributed Satellite Systems
Part IV: Studies and Missions
Ch. 12: Overview of Distributed Missions
Ch. 13: TanDEM-X
Ch. 14: Cartwheel
Ch. 15: Sabrina
Ch. 17: The SAR Train
Ch. 18: P-Band Distributed SAR
Ch. 19: GRACE
Ch. 20: Next Generation Gravity Mission
Ch. 21: PRISMA
Ch. 22: Formation for Atmospheric Science and Technology Demonstration
Ch. 23: Future Trend, Potential, Risks
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