Accession Number:

AD0252803

Title:

RADIO DOPPLER METHOD OF USING SATELLITES FOR GEODESY, NAVIGATION AND GEOPHYSICS WITHIN THE PLANETARY SYSTEM

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Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

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Report Date:

1961-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The theory and operation of radio Doppler navigation and geodetic systems are discussed. It was shown that Doppler navigation or geodesy affords data in a natural geocentric coordinate system origin at the center of mass of the earth and one axis along the spin axis of the earth. Geodetic data from Doppler measurements provide a totally independent check on data derived from mensuration or astronomical observation. The relative simplicity of field equipment provides a ready means for accurate geodetic determinations over all positions of the earth, including the oceans and poles. Finally, the potential accuracy of geodetic information appears to be at least as high as the known accuracy in the fundamental physical constants of length and time. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE