Accession Number : AD0727033

Title :   Gradiometer Applications and Status of Sensor Development.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Anthony,David

Report Date : 01 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A number of feasible terrestrial and space applications exist for a sensor capable of measuring gravity gradients from a stationary or moving base. These applications include: aerial, marine, and satellite gravimetry; navigation and guidance; mass detection for location of tunnels and for inspection and evaluation of containers, satellites, and on-site missiles; lunar and planetary potential measurements, and asteroid mass measurements. Several different gradiometer designs can be used for these applications and are briefly reviewed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRAVITY, MEASUREMENT), INERTIAL GUIDANCE, BOMBARDMENT SATELLITES, ANTISATELLITE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, OCEAN SURVEILLANCE, SPACE PROBES

Subject Categories : Geodesy
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE