Accession Number:

ADA143683

Title:

The Derivation of the Mapping Equations and Distortion Formulae for the Satellite Tracking Map Projections.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY HYDROGRAPHIC/ TOPOGRAPHIC CENTER WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

Rigorous derivations of the Satellite Tracking conic and cylindrical projections are presented. The first fundamental quantities of the projection surface parameters as functions of spherical earth parameters are developed. Using these quantities, newly derived in this paper, general equations of the distortion in length, area, and azimuth are developed. Examples of the graticule and distortion values are given for the Landsat orbit. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Geodesy
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE