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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3143–3145

Ray tracing evaluation of a technique for correcting the refraction errors in satellite tracking data

C. S. Gardner, J. R. Rowlett, and B. E. Hendrickson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 3143-3145 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.003143


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Abstract

Refraction errors in satellite laser tracking data are evaluated by ray tracing through 3-D refractivity profiles. The results indicate that a range resolution of 1 cm or less appears feasible for satellite elevation angles above 10° if the tracking data are corrected using both spherical and gradient correction formulas.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 1978
Published: October 1, 1978

Citation
C. S. Gardner, J. R. Rowlett, and B. E. Hendrickson, "Ray tracing evaluation of a technique for correcting the refraction errors in satellite tracking data," Appl. Opt. 17, 3143-3145 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-19-3143


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