Accession Number : ADA137901

Title :   The Lorentz Transformation and the Radar Doppler Equation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gaposchkin,E M

PDF Url : ADA137901

Report Date : 15 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The propagation of the electromagnetic waves in vacuum is discussed in terms of the Lorentz Transformation. A simple, but rigorous, derivation of the Lorentz Transformation is given. Then, the observed doppler shift, seen by a moving observer, of a moving target is derived in terms of inertial position and velocity. This radar doppler equation, given without approximation, is suitable for analysis of doppler data for satellite orbit determination. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Doppler radar, *Orbits, *Relativity theory, *Ephemerides, Synchronous satellites, Moon, Sun, Accuracy, Errors, Mass

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Quantum Theory and Relativity
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE