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Reconnaissance Application

This page shows a simulation of the use of stratospheric satellite platforms to achieve reconnaissance objectives. There are 100 platforms arranged along two latitude bands. Outside the magenta circle, the platforms are commanded to maintain 37° N latitude or 23° N latitude. Within the circle, the platforms use "look ahead" trajectory simulations to overfly a point at 34.5° N latitude and 69.2° E longitude.

This example summer simulation runs for 15 days from 15 June 2000 to 30 June 2000. The position of each stratospheric platform is represented by a red dot. Yellow circles represent the locus of points that emit to the balloons with an elevation angle of 2 degrees or more. The green areas indicate overlap. Each frame of the simulation represents 4 hours of the evolution of the network.




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