Accession Number:

ADA038468

Title:

Development of Finite Element Models for the Earth's Gravity Field. Phase II: Fine Structure Disturbance Gravity Representations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

This report develops locally valid Chebyshev polynomial representations of gravitational disturbance accelerations to use, for example, in inertial guidance calculations. The gravity field can be accurately represented in this fashion, the computational speed is increased by about a factor of twenty in comparison to point mass representations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE