Accession Number : ADA252129

Title :   Proceedings of the Annual Gravity Gradiometry Conference (16th) Held in Colorado Springs, Colorado on February 10 - 11, 1988,

Corporate Author : GEOPHYSICS LAB (AFSC) HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Nevrekar, Vishnu V.

Report Date : 11 FEB 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 383

Abstract : The First Gravity Gradiometry Conference was held at the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory (AFCRL, now AFGL) in 1973. Its purpose was to provide a forum to evaluate and compare the efforts of three vendors (Charles Stark Draper Lab, Hugh Research Lab and Bell aerospace Textron) in still-emerging areas of gravity gradiometry. About 15 people attended, most of them from the companies mentioned above or the Terrestrial Sciences Division at AFCRL. In contrast, the 1988 Conference had a guest list of 60 plus attendees, with participation from academia (foreign and domestic), private industry and government. The papers presented were not restricted to gradiometry alone. Indeed, the scope of this annual event has broadened considerably since 1973. Gradiometry reached a major milestone in 1988 with the delivery of the Gravity Gradiometer Survey System (GGSS) to DMA. This one-of-a-kind, moving base gravity gradiometer was manufactured for DMA by Bell Aerospace Textron of Buffalo, NY under AFGL management. That the GGSS is an operational system today is a splendid testimonial to the foresight and effort of the scientists and engineers who got together for that very first Conference in 1973! For further historical perspective, we've included the attendance list and agenda from the 1978 Conference on the next few pages. Some of the key players are still in the game today!

Descriptors :   *GRADIOMETERS, *GRAVITY, *MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, *SYMPOSIA, GEODETIC SURVEYS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE