Accession Number : AD0712756

Title :   SHIP TRACKING VIA SATELLITE: AN ERROR ANALYSIS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Cooke, Peter J.

Report Date : 22 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Under the assumption of complete ephemeris information about a satellite orbiting the earth, a ship wishes to estimate its location and velocity using only range readings of the ship-to-satellite distance at various times. An error analysis is carried out for Gelfand's method 3. Satisfying results were obtained for estimates of location, but not for velocity. Tables are appended. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, *SHIPS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, TRACKING, VECTOR ANALYSIS, POSITION FINDING, RANDOM VARIABLES, TABLES(DATA).

Subject Categories : Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE