Accession Number : ADA181113

Title :   Data Processing System Specifications for the GEOSAT Satellite Radar Altimeter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : West,Gladys B

PDF Url : ADA181113

Report Date : Jun 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This report provides an overview of the Naval Surface Weapons Center's segment of the GEOSAT satellite project; specifically, it documents the radar altimeter data analysis and reduction system. Through the data channels described, radar alyimeter measurements collected aboard GEOSAT are converted into best-estimated along-track heights and vertical deflections. Keywords: Kalman smoother; Data reduction; Radar altimeter; Rev number; Revolution number.

Descriptors :   *RADIO ALTIMETERS, *RADAR EQUIPMENT, CHANNELS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, DATA REDUCTION, REDUCTION, DEFLECTION, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, SPECIFICATIONS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, DATA PROCESSING, RADAR

Subject Categories : Space Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE