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Further Reading

The development and application of the Standard Pointing Error Metrics can be found in the following documents and references therein.

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, STEREO Guidance and Control System Specification, NASA Contract NAS5-97271, FSCM No. 88898, Drawing No. 7381-9310, February 2003.

"Pointing Error Definitions, Metrics, and Algorithms", Paper No. AAS 03-559, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Big Sky, MT, 3–7 August 2003. In Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 116, Part II, pp. 901–920, 2003. [CD, Book]
See the Errata sheet.

"Definitions, Metrics, and Algorithms for Displacement, Jitter, and Stability", Flight Mechanics Symposium, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA/CP-2003-212246, 28–30 October 2003. [CD]
See the Errata sheet.