Accession Number : ADA115972

Title :   SEASAT Satellite Radar Altimetry Data Processing System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : West,Gladys B

PDF Url : ADA115972

Report Date : May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Measurements from the SEASAT satellite radar altimeter are combined with the Doppler precise orbit, corrected for atmospheric and environmental effects, and reduced to along-track geoid heights and vertical deflections by an adaptive Kalman smoother, which is based upon a third-order Markov process. The altimeter data processing system at the Naval Surface Weapons Center (NSWC) is described in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data processing equipment, *Altimeters, Oceanographic data, Ocean waves, Ocean surface, Doppler systems, Kalman filtering, Reconnaissance satellites, Geoids

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Hardware
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE