Accession Number : AD0735266

Title :   AFCRL's Experimental Aerial Gravimetry Program.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers Dec 65-Mar 68,

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

Personal Author(s) : Anthony,David ; Perry,Robert M.

Report Date : 27 JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Between December 1965 and March 1968 AFCRL conducted a series of experimental aerial gravity measurements to determine the feasibility of large scale aerial gravity surveys. This report gives the results of the program and includes a program background, instrumentation description including the four gravimeters tested, upward continuation of gravity methods and evaluation in the test area, data processing procedures including corrections and smoothing methods applied, representative sample profiles, accuracy achieved in terms of profile and mean anomalies, and other aerial gravity tests and studies including helicopter gravity tests, a systems analysis of aerial gravimetry, and gravimetry by means of gradient measurements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRAVITY, MEASUREMENT), AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, FLIGHT TESTING, ERRORS

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE