I am trying to create a Simulation of an earth-pointing satellite. The satellite should track a moving target on the ground via an on-board camera.

How can I calculate the goal attitude of the satellite?

I assume I have every data needed. XY Point in image, Camera data (FOV...) Rotation and transformation of the satellite...

I am especially interested in detailed literature for this topic. Till now I only found papers explaining control algorithms, but no explanation of getting the goal attitude.

Another idea would be, to control the satellite's attitude by the target XY pixel offset from the middle of the picture. I am not sure if this is possible. I couldn't find any literature about it.


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