Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Thackrey, Keith R URN etd-06102012-040310 Title A geometric approach to determination of satellite ephemeris over a limited area Degree Master of Science Department Civil Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Johnson, Steven D. Committee Chair Fell, Patrick J. Committee Member Soler, Tomas Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 1988-12-15 Availability restricted AbstractRange and,interferometric observations have been
examined for their potential, application in a geometric
approach to determination of satellite ephemeri. The
approach differs from the normal (dynamic) approach in that
each satellite position is treated as an independent state
variable or benchmark.
Programs have been developed that simulate and format
the input, data for the least squares estimation routines,
and perform statistical analyses of those results. Random error, tropospheric refraction errors, and atomic clock errors have been considered, and the range observation adjustment program directed to solve for clock errors.
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