Write an SPK segment of type 17 given a type 17 data record.
Variable I/O Description -------- --- -------------------------------------------------- handle I Handle of an SPK file open for writing. body I Body code for ephemeris object. center I Body code for the center of motion of the body. frame I The reference frame of the states. first I First valid time for which states can be computed. last I Last valid time for which states can be computed. segid I Segment identifier. epoch I Epoch of elements in seconds past J2000. eqel I Array of equinoctial elements. rapol I Right Ascension of the pole of the reference plane. decpol I Declination of the pole of the reference plane.
handle is the file handle of an SPK file that has been opened for writing. body is the NAIF ID for the body whose states are to be recorded in an SPK file. center is the NAIF ID for the center of motion associated with body. frame is the reference frame that states are referenced to, for example "J2000". first are the bounds on the ephemeris times, expressed as last seconds past J2000. segid is the segment identifier. An SPK segment identifier may contain up to 40 characters. epoch is the epoch of equinoctial elements in seconds past the J2000 epoch. eqel is an array of 9 double precision numbers that are the equinoctial elements for some orbit relative to the equatorial frame of a central body. The z-axis of the equatorial frame is the direction of the pole of the central body relative to frame. The x-axis is given by the cross product of the Z-axis of frame with the direction of the pole of the central body. The Y-axis completes a right handed frame. The specific arrangement of the elements is spelled out below. The following terms are used in the discussion of elements of eqel: inc --- inclination of the orbit argp --- argument of periapse node --- longitude of the ascending node e --- eccentricity of the orbit eqel is the semi-major axis (A) of the orbit in km. eqel is the value of H at the specified epoch. ( e*sin(argp+node) ). eqel is the value of K at the specified epoch ( e*cos(argp+node) ). eqel is the mean longitude (mean0+argp+node) at the epoch of the elements measured in radians. eqel is the value of p (tan(inc/2)*sin(node)) at the specified epoch. eqel is the value of q (tan(inc/2)*cos(node)) at the specified epoch. eqel is the rate of the longitude of periapse (dargp/dt + dnode/dt ) at the epoch of the elements. This rate is assumed to hold for all time. The rate is measured in radians per second. eqel is the derivative of the mean longitude ( dm/dt + dargp/dt + dnode/dt ). This rate is assumed to be constant and is measured in radians/second. eqel is the rate of the longitude of the ascending node ( dnode/dt). This rate is measured in radians per second. rapol Right Ascension of the pole of the reference plane relative to frame measured in radians. DECPOL Declination of the pole of the reference plane relative to frame measured in radians.
None. A type 17 segment is written to the file attached to handle.
This routine writes an SPK type 17 data segment to the open SPK file according to the format described in the type 17 section of the SPK Required Reading. The SPK file must have been opened with write access.
Suppose that at time epoch you have the classical elements of some body relative to the equatorial frame of some central body CENTER. These can be converted to equinoctial elements and stored in an SPK file as a type 17 segment so that this body can be used within the SPK subsystem of the SPICE system. Below is a list of the variables used to represent the classical elements Variable Meaning -------- ---------------------------------- a Semi-major axis in km ecc Eccentricity of orbit inc Inclination of orbit node Longitude of the ascending node at epoch omega Argument of periapse at epoch m Mean anomaly at epoch dmdt Mean anomaly rate in radians/second dnode Rate of change of longitude of ascending node in radians/second domega Rate of change of argument of periapse in radians/second epoch is the epoch of the elements in seconds past the J2000 epoch. These elements are converted to equinoctial elements (in the order compatible with type 17) as shown below. #include "SpiceUsr.h" . . . eqel = a; eqel = ecc * sin ( omega + node ); eqel = ecc * cos ( omega + node ); eqel = m + omega + node; eqel = tan(inc/2.0) * sin(node); eqel = tan(inc/2.0) * cos(node); eqel = domega; eqel = domega + dmdt + dnode; eqel = dnode; /. Now add the segment. ./ spkw17_c ( handle, body, center, frame, first, last, segid, epoch, eqel, rapol, decpol );
1) If the semi-major axis is less than or equal to zero, the error SPICE(BADSEMIAXIS) is signaled. 2) If the eccentricity of the orbit corresponding to the values of H and K ( eqel and eqel ) is greater than 0.9 the error SPICE(ECCOUTOFRANGE) is signaled. 3) If the segment identifier has more than 40 non-blank characters the error SPICE(SEGIDTOOLONG) is signaled. 4) If the segment identifier contains non-printing characters the error SPICE(NONPRINTABLECHARS) is signaled. 5) If there are inconsistencies in the body, center, frame or first and last times, the problem will be diagnosed by a routine in the call tree of this routine. 6) If either the input frame or segment ID string pointer is null, the error SPICE(NULLPOINTER) is signaled. 7) If either the input frame or segment ID string is empty, the error SPICE(EMPTYSTRING) is signaled.
A new type 17 SPK segment is written to the SPK file attached to HANDLE.
N.J. Bachman (JPL) W.L. Taber (JPL)
-CSPICE Version 1.0.0, 21-JUN-1999 (NJB) (WLT)
Write a type 17 spk segment