Hardware Design for a Fixed-Wing Airborne Gravity Measurement System
Final rept. Jan-Jul 1986
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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This report describes the results of a hardware design study for an airborne gravity measurement system. The system is intended for use aboard a fixed wing aircraft for measurements over oceanic areas including ice caps. Hardware for measurement of total vertical acceleration including gravity, aircraft vertical acceleration, and precise positioning is discussed and example equipment types are specified. A data acquisition system capable of handling all measurements sources is also specified. Various aircraft operational requirements and parameters are considered.