Accession Number:

ADA164304

Title:

Astrogeodetic--Inertial Methods for Vertical Deflection Determination.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 28 Sep 84-28 Oct 85,

Corporate Author:

APPLIED SCIENCE ANALYTICS INC CANOGA PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

Considerable progress has been made in inertial surveying by the Position and Azimuth Determining System PADS. Following the installation of an improved vertical accelerometer and other modifications, the PADS has been renamed Inertial Positioning System IPS. The IPS, with some software changes as to gyro error control has served as the Rapid Gravity Survey System RGSS for ETL. The present RGSS operates as a quasi-local level system and permits Kalman stochastic error control using observed velocity errors at vehicle stops. A new optimal data reduction method for estimating the deflections of the vertical is presented. The method requires RGSS horizontal velocity errors at each stop and the inertial system real-time Kalman filter update gains. Storage of real-time convariance data is not necessary. Survey traverse initial and terminal astrogeodetic deflections are utilized along with terminal platform azimuth error observation to estimate approximate gyro biases. The error models used preserve the inertial system dual horizontal interaction and exploits statistical collocation techniques to preserve correlations between the two components of the deflection of the vertical which are least squares estimated using all data simultaneously.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE