Status of Data Reduction and Analysis Methods for the Worldwide Geometric Satellite Triangulation Program

  1. Soren W. Henriksen,
  2. Armando Mancini and
  3. Bernard H. Chovitz
  1. Hellmut H. Schmid

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM015p0027

The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy

The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy

How to Cite

Schmid, H. H. (2013) Status of Data Reduction and Analysis Methods for the Worldwide Geometric Satellite Triangulation Program, in The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy (eds S. W. Henriksen, A. Mancini and B. H. Chovitz), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM015p0027

Author Information

  1. National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1972

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900155

Online ISBN: 9781118663646

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Keywords:

  • Latitude and longitude;
  • North pole;
  • Scintillation vs. station latitude;
  • South pole;
  • Worldwide satellite triangulation

Summary

The article discusses the status of the worldwide geometric satellite program as of April 1971. The field observations have been completed, and their distribution compares favorably with the original goal. The comparator measurements and the reduction of single-camera records have been improved, multiple synthetic directions have been introduced, and a modified model for the global adjustment has been used. The results of an error study based on the presently selected data yield a rms error of 4.1 meters per station coordinate, which is believed to indicate the accuracy of the final result.