Accession Number : ADA115972


Title :   SEASAT Satellite Radar Altimetry Data Processing System.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN VA


Personal Author(s) : West,Gladys B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a115972.pdf


Report Date : May 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : Measurements from the SEASAT satellite radar altimeter are combined with the Doppler precise orbit, corrected for atmospheric and environmental effects, and reduced to along-track geoid heights and vertical deflections by an adaptive Kalman smoother, which is based upon a third-order Markov process. The altimeter data processing system at the Naval Surface Weapons Center (NSWC) is described in this report. (Author)


Descriptors :   *Data processing equipment , *Altimeters , Oceanographic data , Ocean waves , Ocean surface , Doppler systems , Kalman filtering , Reconnaissance satellites , Geoids


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Hardware
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE