Accession Number : AD0261170

Title :   OPTICAL REFRACTION IN A PLANETARY ATMOSPHERE WITH APPLICATION TO THE APPARENT DIAMETER OF A PLANET AND TO OCCULTATION

Corporate Author : GEOPHYSICS CORP OF AMERICA BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : MENZEL,DONALD H.

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Navigation within the solar system by optical means is investigated. The objective of the investigation is to evaluate the suitability of various physical phenomena as sources of navigational information and to estimate the accuracy of navigational information obtained by various techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CELESTIAL GUIDANCE, *LIGHT HOMING, *PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES, *REFRACTION, *SPACE NAVIGATION, ASTRONOMY, ASTRONOMY, ASTROPHYSICS, GUIDANCE, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, OPTICS, PLANETS, SPACE FLIGHT, SPACECRAFT, STELLAR ECLIPSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE