Accession Number : AD0767394

Title :   The Use of a Ship-Borne Long-Baseline Microwave Interferometer for Navigation

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY SPACE SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Morgan, Michael A

PDF Url : AD0767394

Report Date : Aug 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The subject of this report is an examination of the feasibility of using a long-baseline interferometer aboard a ship as a navigational device. The ideal theoretical resolution of such an interferometer with a correlation- receiver has the potential of determining the latitude and longitude of a ship at sea with great accuracy. The report provides the framework for computing position from certain types of data and deals with the special considerations of interferometry pertinent to a navigational system and the navigational technique proper.

Descriptors :   *POSITION FINDING, *RADIO INTERFEROMETERS, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, NAVIGATION, SHIPBOARD

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE