ORBIT DETERMINATION INTERFEROMETER

A novel tracking sensor architecture.

We have designed and operate the first passive ranging sensor network that uses compact interferometry principles for orbit determination, the ODIN network.

PASSIVE RF · SINGLE SITE · CONTINUOUS TRACKING
VALUE PROPOSITION

ODIN allows uninterrupted tracking of active satellites in the geosynchronous belt.

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PASSIVE RANGING

Our system relies on passive tracking, not requiring any interaction with the satellite or onboard payloads.

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SINGLE SITE

Our simplified architecture allows ODIN to be installed at any teleport facility.

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CONTINUOUS TRACKING

Our system has been specifically developed to perform satellite tracking, and no dust, rain, cloud or sunlight stops its operations.

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

A new technology that outperforms legacy ranging techniques.

Dual Site Ranging

  • Accuracy in position between 250 and 500m.
  • Orbit acquisition delay > 10h.
  • High geographical dispersion
  • Cannot track multiple satellites.
  • Low duty cycle, infrastructure shared with TT&C operations.

ODIN

  • Accuracy in position below 100m.
  • Orbit acquisition delay < 30min.
  • Operated from a single facility, located at any teleport.
  • Multiple satellite tracking, unique RF identification.
  • Unlimited 24/7 tracking.

Optical Tracking

  • Accuracy in position between 250 and 500m.
  • Orbit acquisition delay < 30min.
  • Limited to high altitudes and low latitudes.
  • Multiple satellite tracking, external identification required.
  • Impaired by daylight, full moon, clouds, rain, city lights, strong winds...
TRACKING SITES

On a path to global GEO coverage.

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BARCELONA

41° 44′ 02.5″ N
0° 32′ 09.5″ E 

UPCOMING SITES
AMERICAS · MIDDLE EAST · ASIA-PACIFIC
FAQs

Frequent questions about our technology.

The ODIN sensor network is optimized to track geosynchronous satellites. Our initial ODIN in Barcelona tracks satellites emitting in Ku, and we are currently adding new frequency bands and sites. Contact our team to check on our service availability.

Our state vectors are built with uncertainties below [100, 50, 50]m for position in TNW reference frame and [1, 0.2, 0.2]mm/s for velocity, with a standard deviation of 1 sigma. These values can vary depending on the quality of the satellite signal.

We design and operate the ODIN network, so we can track biases along the entire processing chain. Along with the state vector covariance, we are transparent about system biases, calibration and maintenance activities.