Accession Number:

ADA265783

Title:

A Method for Calculating Exact Geodetic Latitude and Altitude. Revision

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

This report derives a new and improved technique for computing the geodetic latitude and altitude of an arbitrary point in space assuming the Earth is an ellipsoid of revolution. This method theoretically computes the exact values of the geodetic latitude and altitude. All the programs currently in use utilize approximation techniques for computing the quantities mentioned above. The method is simple and efficient and is strongly recommended for implementation.... Ellipsoid of revolution, Exact geodetic latitude, Exact geodetic altitude, roots of Biquadratic equation

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE