PRECISE DETERMINATION OF GEODETIC POSITIONS BY THE METHOD OF CONTINUOUS TRACES.
Final scientific rept. May 66-Sep 67,
BROWN (D) ASSOCIATES INC MELBOURNE FLA
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The Method of Continuous Traces exploits time-free short arc dynamic constraints to extract precise geodetic positions from measurements of uninterrupted photographic traces of sun-illuminated passive satellites recorded against the stellar background. The mathematical development of the method is presented and expected accuracies are discussed. An operational computer program designed to implement the method is also developed and discussed. Author