Accession Number:

ADA158720

Title:

Relativistic Effects in the Global Positioning System

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1985-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A group of scientists have for a number of years been claiming that relativistic corrections are not taken into account in GPS system design. Rather, they claim that there are fundamental errors in system design having to do with relativity theory, and that the system will consequently fail to meet its specifications. DARPA requested that JASON consider the issue during its 1984 Summer Study. Our major conclusion is that these claims about GPS are completely invalid the fundamentals of relativistic time synchronization on which the system is based are valid. Originator-supplied keywords GPS General relativity NAVSTAR.

Subject Categories:

  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE