Accession Number : ADA012195

Title :   Atmospheric Density Determination from Analysis of Doppler Beacon Satellite Data.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MASS

Personal Author(s) : Bass,James N. ; Bhavnani,Krishin H. ; Hussey,Isabel M.

Report Date : 01 APR 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Atmospheric densities are computed from analysis of Doppler beacon satellite data. Modifications to Doppler beacon data processing program CELEST necessary for this study are described. Results obtained for satellites DB-7(6382), DB-8(6727), and DB-9(6928) are found to be in good agreement with those obtained by analysis of skin track data for the same satellites using program CADNIP. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION SATELLITES, *ATMOSPHERIC DENSITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA PROCESSING, ORBITS, DOPPLER SYSTEMS, DETERMINATION, SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, RADIO BEACONS.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE