An algorithm is described that will determine the position of a ship in the least-squares optimal sense, given infrequent and irregularly spaced estimates of the ship's position and information on the ship's attempted course and speed. The requirements imposed on the solution are: (1) that it be continuous; (2) that it be continuous in the first derivative except at points of ordered intentional speed and course change (e.g., eliminating fictitious discontinuities in the Eotvos correction for gravity data); and (3) that it accommodate short-period small adjustments to an overall course.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Miami, Fla. Atlantic Oceanic and Meteorological Labs.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Environment Research Laboratories
    Boulder, CO  United States  80302
  • Authors:
    • Dorman, L M
    • Lavelle, J W
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOAA-TR-ERL-303 Tech. Rpt., AOML-15
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM