Accession Number : ADA261011


Title :   Bridging the Gap Between Transit and GPS Point Positioning: Implications of Higher-Order Ionospheric Refraction on the Realization of the WGS 84 Reference Frame


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA


Personal Author(s) : Fell, Patrick ; Swift, Everett ; Cunningham, James ; Malys, Stephen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261011.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : This report examines the source of the scale difference between Transit and Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite point positioning and infers the relationships in scale between the WGS 84 frame, as realized by its implementations through Transit and GPS satellite data reductions, and other terrestrial reference frames. The results clearly illustrate the important distinction between the definition of a coordinate system and the realization of a reference frame.... Global Positioning System (GPS), Ionospheric refraction, Satellite point positioning, WGS 84 Reference frame.


Descriptors :   *GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM , *NAVIGATION SATELLITES , *GEODETIC SATELLITES , *IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES , GLOBAL , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , SOLAR ACTIVITY , DOPPLER NAVIGATION , SUNSPOTS , REFRACTION , GEODETIC SURVEYS , COORDINATES , DATA REDUCTION


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Geodesy
      Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE