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REDUCTION PROCEDURES FOR ABSOLUTE DIRECTION AND GEODETIC AZIMUTHS FROM OPTICAL OBSERVATIONS OF SATELLITES.
ARMY ENGINEER GEODESY INTELLIGENCE AND MAPPING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA
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The azimuth reduction technique from satellite data presented in this report is developed with the aid of matrix algebra. It is fully general in that provisions are made for correlated observations. The reductions represent a rigorous least squares approach to the reduction of optical data gathered from satellite observations. The matrix equations are outlined in such a fashion that they can easily be used in the development of computer programs to perform azimuth reductions from simultaneous observations of satellites from two widely separated ground stations. Author
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