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

C. S. Gardner, J. R. Rowlett, B. E. Hendrickson

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3143-3145
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Optics
Volume17
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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