Accession Number:

AD0287869

Title:

SATELLITE NAVIGATION BY TERRESTRIAL OCCULATIONS OF STARS 3: INTERFERENCE DUE TO BRIGHTNESS OF THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEOPHYSICS CORP OF AMERICA BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The radiance of the earths atmosphere due to day and night airglow, noctilucent clouds, aurorae and Rayleigh scattering of the light from the sun and the moon is investigated and compared with the radiaion received from some typical stars. Daytime observations of star occultations are ruled out on account of the very large radiance due to the scattering of unlight. For nighttime observations the radiance due to night airglow and scattering of moonlight, especially near the full-moon phase, s likely to be troublesome.

Subject Categories:

  • Space Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE