Accession Number : AD0713508

Title :   DETERMINATION OF LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE OF UNKNOWN STATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHICS OF A SATELLITE AGAINST STELLAR BACKGROUND INDEPENDENT OF ANY DISTANCE,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Baldini,Angel A.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The method is based on observations of an active or passive satellite, photographed against a stellar background, from a camera situated at an unknown station. The station position's coordinates are then fixed, geocentric latitude and longitude, independently of any distance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL TRACKING, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS), SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, PHOTOINTERPRETATION, POSITION FINDING, LEAST SQUARES METHOD

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE