public class InitialOrbitSolver extends Object implements ICloneable
Note that there are requirements for the input positions and times. In both methods the positions should be approximately coplanar (within a degree or two). The input positions should have large angular separation when using the positions only (Gibbs) solver, and small angular separation when using the positions and times (HerrickGibbs) solver. As outlined in "Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications", below 1° in angular separation the HerrickGibbs method is recommended, and above 5° the Gibbs method is recommended.
Constructor and Description 

InitialOrbitSolver()
Initializes a solver.

InitialOrbitSolver(double gravitationalParameter)
Initializes a solver.

Modifier and Type  Method and Description 

Object 
clone()
Creates and returns a copy of this object.

double 
getGravitationalParameter()
Gets the gravitational parameter used to determine the orbit.

void 
setGravitationalParameter(double value)
Sets the gravitational parameter used to determine the orbit.

Motion1<Cartesian> 
solve(Cartesian position1,
Cartesian position2,
Cartesian position3)
Solves the initial orbit determination problem using the Gibbs method.

Motion1<Cartesian> 
solve(Cartesian position1,
Cartesian position2,
Cartesian position3,
JulianDate time1,
JulianDate time2,
JulianDate time3)
Solves the initial orbit determination problem using the HerrickGibbs method for closely spaced positions.

InitialOrbitSolverResults 
solveForAllVelocities(Cartesian position1,
Cartesian position2,
Cartesian position3)
Solves the initial orbit determination problem using the Gibbs method.

InitialOrbitSolverResults 
solveForAllVelocities(Cartesian position1,
Cartesian position2,
Cartesian position3,
JulianDate time1,
JulianDate time2,
JulianDate time3)
Solves the initial orbit determination problem using the HerrickGibbs method for closely spaced positions.

public InitialOrbitSolver()
GravitationalParameter
(get
/ set
) is set to EarthGravitationalModel2008.GravitationalParameter
.public InitialOrbitSolver(double gravitationalParameter)
gravitationalParameter
 The gravitational parameter used to determine the orbit.public final Object clone()
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public final double getGravitationalParameter()
public final void setGravitationalParameter(double value)
@Nonnull public final Motion1<Cartesian> solve(@Nonnull Cartesian position1, @Nonnull Cartesian position2, @Nonnull Cartesian position3)
position1
 The first position in the orbit.position2
 The second position in the orbit.position3
 The third position in the orbit.position2
, that determines the orbit.ArgumentException
 Thrown if any of the input positions are Zero
(get
) or Undefined
(get
).@Nonnull public final InitialOrbitSolverResults solveForAllVelocities(@Nonnull Cartesian position1, @Nonnull Cartesian position2, @Nonnull Cartesian position3)
position1
 The first position in the orbit.position2
 The second position in the orbit.position3
 The third position in the orbit.ArgumentException
 Thrown if any of the input positions are Zero
(get
) or Undefined
(get
).@Nonnull public final Motion1<Cartesian> solve(@Nonnull Cartesian position1, @Nonnull Cartesian position2, @Nonnull Cartesian position3, @Nonnull JulianDate time1, @Nonnull JulianDate time2, @Nonnull JulianDate time3)
position1
 The first position in the orbit.position2
 The second position in the orbit.position3
 The third position in the orbit.time1
 The time recorded when the first position position1
was measured.time2
 The time recorded when the second position position2
was measured.time3
 The time recorded when the third position position3
was measured.position2
, that determines the orbit.ArgumentException
 Thrown if any of the input positions are Zero
(get
) or Undefined
(get
). Also thrown if the times are not in strictly increasing order.@Nonnull public final InitialOrbitSolverResults solveForAllVelocities(@Nonnull Cartesian position1, @Nonnull Cartesian position2, @Nonnull Cartesian position3, @Nonnull JulianDate time1, @Nonnull JulianDate time2, @Nonnull JulianDate time3)
position1
 The first position in the orbit.position2
 The second position in the orbit.position3
 The third position in the orbit.time1
 The time recorded when the first position position1
was measured.time2
 The time recorded when the second position position2
was measured.time3
 The time recorded when the third position position3
was measured.ArgumentException
 Thrown if any of the input positions are Zero
(get
) or Undefined
(get
). Also thrown if the times are not in strictly increasing order.