Accession Number : AD0278266

Title :   THE LINEAR ERROR ANALYSIS OF A DIFFERENTIAL CORRECTION PROCEDURE

Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA BURLINGTON MASS DEFENSE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

Personal Author(s) : GROSSBERG,MILTON

Report Date : NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The differential correction procedure used for astrodynamical data reduction is shown to be a method of solution of the unweighted least squares problem. A formula for the covariance matrix of the parameters estimated by this procedure is then found, by considering the generalized least squares problem. It is shown that this matrix has a larger determinant than does the matrix obtained by solving the rigorous least squares problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   LEAST SQUARES METHOD, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TRACKING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE