Accession Number : ADA195877

Title :   Accuracy of Satellite Data Navigation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Bethke, William J

PDF Url : ADA195877

Report Date : Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : Image navigation is critical to the effective use of digital imagery for meteorological and oceanographic studies. This thesis reviews various methods used to navigate imagery to the earth and investigates the accuracy of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) model. An explanation of how the NPS navigation process works is included for completeness. Results from 22 separate runs of the NPS model are studied. The following points are discussed in Chapters VI and VII: 1. Abilities of user affects accuracy. 2. Apparent upper bound for navigation landmarks. 3. Centrally oriented navigation landmarks enhance accuracy. 4. Evenly distributed navigation landmarks enhance accuracy. The thesis concludes with observations and suggestions to stimulate further research into the effective usw of the NPS image navigation system. Keywords: Theses. (rh)

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION SATELLITES, ACCURACY, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DISTRIBUTION, IMAGE PROCESSING, IMAGES, METEOROLOGY, NAVIGATION, NAVIGATION REFERENCE, OCEANOGRAPHY, SKILLS, TELEMETERING DATA, THESES, USER NEEDS

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE