Accession Number : ADA294568

Title :   Improved Method for Calculating Exact Geodetic Latitude and Altitude.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA

Personal Author(s) : Sofair, Isaac

PDF Url : ADA294568

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : An efficient model for transforming Earth-centered, Earth-fixed coordinates to geodetic coordinates is presented. The model systematically derives exact expressions for the geodetic latitude and altitude, which are free of singularities. To the author's best knowledge, no such expressions exist in the literature.

Descriptors :   *GEODESY, *EARTH MODELS, EFFICIENCY, POSITION FINDING, COORDINATES, GEODETIC SURVEYS, LATITUDE, LONGITUDE.

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE