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GPS-based satellite tracking system for precise positioningNASA is developing a Global Positioning System (GPS) based measurement system to provide precise determination of earth satellite orbits, geodetic baselines, ionospheric electron content, and clock offsets between worldwide tracking sites. The system will employ variations on the differential GPS observing technique and will use a network of nine fixed ground terminals. Satellite applications will require either a GPS flight receiver or an on-board GPS beacon. Operation of the system for all but satellite tracking will begin by 1988. The first major satellite application will be a demonstration of decimeter accuracy in determining the altitude of TOPEX in the early 1990's. By then the system is expected to yield long-baseline accuracies of a few centimeters and instantaneous time synchronization to 1 ns.
Document ID
19850060310
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Yunck, T. P. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Melbourne, W. G. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Thornton, C. L. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Volume: GE-23
ISSN: 0196-2892
Subject Category
SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATIONS, COMMAND AND TRACKING
Distribution Limits
Public
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