Relativistic Effect in GMAT

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Relativistic Effect in GMAT

Postby elowitzr » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:49 pm

Are there any plans to include the effects of relativity on satellite orbits/solar system orbits within the GMAT propagators by solving the EIH equation (PPN) of satellite motion around a massive body?
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Re: Relativistic Effect in GMAT

Postby shughes » Wed May 06, 2009 2:03 pm

We plan to add relativistic corrections similar to the treatment shown in sec. 3.7.3 of Satellite Orbits by Montenbruck and Gill. We have several other dynamics models to add/update before this though as they are at least an order of magnitude larger than the relativistic effects.

Sorry for slow response!
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Re: Relativistic Effect in GMAT

Postby shughes » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:33 pm

We have added Relativistic corrections and are currently in the testing phase.
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