Accession Number : AD0728017

Title :   Refined Geodetic Results Based on Doppler Satellite Observations.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Anderle,Richard J.

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Locations of Doppler satellite observing stations have been recomputed to determine a set which is more self-consistent and more consistent with the CIO pole. The motion of the earth's pole computed on the basis of these coordinates agrees with the astronomical determinations to about one meter, while the coordinates of individual stations determined on the basis of five days of observations of one satellite show a consistency of about two meters. Solutions for the positions of a station based on two satellite passes observed within a few hours were found to be accurate to about ten meters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEODESICS, DOPPLER SYSTEMS), (*NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, *SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS), SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, DOPPLER NAVIGATION, GRAVITY

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE