Accession Number : AD0462616


Title :   RECENT PROGRESS IN SATELLITE GEODESY.


Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,


Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB


Personal Author(s) : Guier, W H


Report Date : Feb 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : Satellites continue to be prolific sources of geodetic information. This paper presents a brief review of the types of satellite data that have been extensively used for geodetic determinations and basic approaches to inferring geodetic parameters from the data. In particular, the author's use of range rate (radio doppler) to determine values for the non-zonal coefficients of the geopotential is outlined and the latest values through eighth order and degree are given. The most recent activity in the use of satellite data is to determine coefficients of the geopotential for degree and order of 13 and 14 through the effects of near resonance between the satellite motion and these components of the geopotential. Preliminary values are given for degree and order 13. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , GEODESICS , DOPPLER SYSTEMS , POSITION FINDING , EARTH(PLANET) , GRAVITY , MOTION , TRACKING , HARMONIC ANALYSIS , MAPS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE