Accession Number : AD0746305

Title :   Two Fortran IV Computer Programs for the General Combination of Satellite and Gravity Data for Position and Gravity Field Determinations,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF GEODETIC SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Gopalapillai,S. ; Karki,Pentti ; Rapp,Richard

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Previous work on the general combination procedure has been extended to include datum rotation and datum scale parameters. The new equations have been incorporated into two computer programs that are described in the report. The first program incorporates satellite derived station coordinates and data from gravimetrically oriented stations to find a consistent set of datum parameters, geocentric coordinates of various stations, and an equatorial radius. In the second program, potential coefficients are added as unknowns and deflections of the vertical and height anomaly information is directly input to the program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRAVITY, MEASUREMENT), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, ANOMALIES

Subject Categories : Geodesy
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE