Accession Number:

ADA261011

Title:

Bridging the Gap Between Transit and GPS Point Positioning: Implications of Higher-Order Ionospheric Refraction on the Realization of the WGS 84 Reference Frame

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA

Report Date:

1992-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This report examines the source of the scale difference between Transit and Global Positioning System GPS satellite point positioning and infers the relationships in scale between the WGS 84 frame, as realized by its implementations through Transit and GPS satellite data reductions, and other terrestrial reference frames. The results clearly illustrate the important distinction between the definition of a coordinate system and the realization of a reference frame.... Global Positioning System GPS, Ionospheric refraction, Satellite point positioning, WGS 84 Reference frame.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Geodesy
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE