Accession Number:

AD0296892

Title:

ERROR ANALYSIS BY THE COVARIANCE METHOD

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL CHART AND INFORMATION CENTER ST LOUIS MO

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

The analysis of dependent errors makes use of the concept of distribution moments and the moment matrix covariance matrix. This paper presents an analysis of the normal bivariate and trivariate error distributions along with their relationships to the moment matrix, and the application of this concept to least squares and adjustments. It is shown that a suitable transformation of the covariance matrix yields independent errors which may be substituted for the dependent errors in further error analysis. A brief introduction to matrix properties is also included for background information.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE