Accession Number:

ADA073877

Title:

Comparison of C-Band Radar and Doppler Geoceiver Accuracies in Orbit Determination.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN LAB VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A study is made herein of the relative consistency of C-band and Doppler station navigations with respect to a Doppler-derived orbit. The procedure, results, error analyses, and accuracy criteria are included. It is concluded that C-band radar tracking data are not an adequate substitute for Doppler geoceiver data in computing orbits of satellites when precise altitudes are required for satellite altimeter applications. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE