Accession Number:

ADA137901

Title:

The Lorentz Transformation and the Radar Doppler Equation.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The propagation of the electromagnetic waves in vacuum is discussed in terms of the Lorentz Transformation. A simple, but rigorous, derivation of the Lorentz Transformation is given. Then, the observed doppler shift, seen by a moving observer, of a moving target is derived in terms of inertial position and velocity. This radar doppler equation, given without approximation, is suitable for analysis of doppler data for satellite orbit determination. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE