The Near-Term Potential of Doppler Location.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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In this report we explore the precision that can be obtained in locating a point on the earths surface by analyzing the Doppler shift in the signals from a near-earth satellite. When we limit the discussion to the use of techniques that have been demonstrated in the laboratory but that may not have been introduced into field use, we find that the precision obtained by using the data from a single pass of a satellite should be about 18 cm. It should be possible to improve the precision by using data from more than one pass in the usual statistical fashion. Author
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
- Unmanned Spacecraft