Maximum Likelihood Solution to Theodolite Data.
DAYTON UNIV OHIO RESEARCH INST
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Theodolite procedures are briefly reviewed and the method by Dr. C. J. Cohen of the Naval Surface Weapons Center, Dahlgren Laboratory is discussed in detail. Errors of closure of the individual solution points are calculated. A criterion for the rejection of erroneous data from individual theodolite stations is included. Statistical procedures are included which establish a reliable estimate of the variance of the position coordinates based on the errors of closure of the solution points. A FORTRAN 4 program is described which has a number of options which makes it convenient for the user to adapt it to his particular needs. A unique feature is the tabulator plot of the errors of closure. The program is operational on the IBM 7094 and 7030 systems.
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