Accession Number : ADA176620


Title :   Hardware Design for a Fixed-Wing Airborne Gravity Measurement System


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Jul 1986


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Brozena, John M ; Eskinzes, James C ; Clamons, J D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a176620.pdf


Report Date : 22 Dec 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : This report describes the results of a hardware design study for an airborne gravity measurement system. The system is intended for use aboard a fixed wing aircraft for measurements over oceanic areas including ice caps. Hardware for measurement of total vertical acceleration including gravity, aircraft vertical acceleration, and precise positioning is discussed; and example equipment types are specified. A data acquisition system capable of handling all measurements sources is also specified. Various aircraft operational requirements and parameters are considered.


Descriptors :   *AIRBORNE , *GRAVIMETRY , ACCELERATION , AIRCRAFT , DATA ACQUISITION , FIXED WING AIRCRAFT , GEODESY , GRAVITY , HANDLING , MEASUREMENT , OCEANS , POSITION(LOCATION) , PRECISION , REMOTE DETECTORS , REQUIREMENTS , SOURCES , VERTICAL ORIENTATION


Subject Categories : Geodesy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE