Accession Number : AD0722399

Title :   Improvements in Rapid Determination of Geodetic Position,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Greeley,E. Joyce

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A study was conducted to determine the accuracy achievable in determining the three components of the geodetic position of a site in the minimum time possible, the time required to receive and analyze data from two Doppler satellite passes. If only the satellites now in orbit are considered, this time interval ranges from one to five hours. While it is currently the practice to require a one-week span of satellite observations to determine a precise geodetic position, the study showed that 10 meter accuracy could be obtained in just a few hours. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POSITION FINDING, DOPPLER SYSTEMS), (*SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, POSITION FINDING), NAVIGATION SATELLITES, ACCURACY, GEODESICS

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE