NASA TRACKING SHIP NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

The ship position and attitude measurement system that was installed aboard the tracking ship Vanguard is described. An overview of the entire system is given along with a description of how precise time and frequency is utilized. The instrumentation is broken down into its basic components. Particular emphasis is given to the inertial navigation system. Each navigation system used, a mariner star tracker, navigation satellite system, Loran C and OMEGA in conjunction with the inertial system is described. The accuracy of each system is compared along with their limitations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf-Presented at the Precise Time and Time Interval Meeting (Ptti), Dec. 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Goddard Space Flight Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Greenbelt, MD  United States  20770
  • Authors:
    • Mckenna, J J
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-71228, X-814-76-190
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM