Accession Number:

ADA239676

Title:

Origins of GPS Surveying

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 29 Apr 1986-24 Apr 1991

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-04-26

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Conceptually, GPS geodetic surveying is a descendant of hyperbolic radio positioning systems such as LORAN and Omega, of the very long baseline interferometry technique of radio astronomy, and of satellite Doppler tracking. Satellite Doppler positioning systems such as TRANSIT may have paved the way for GPS politically and economically, but conceptually they were strongly opposed to and probably retarded the development of GPS geodetic surveying.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE