The Navy Navigation Satellite System has been an operational element of the U.S. Navy since 1964. Since that date, it has provided worldwide, all-weather, around-the-clock position data to ships at sea for navigation and to land users for survey and geodesy studies. The doppler shift, or apparent change in frequency of a stable source caused by relative motion between observer and source, is used in this system both in determination of the satellites' orbits and in navigation or survey and geodesy. The report has been compiled to provide a general description of the Navy navigation Satellite System and a detailed description of the Translocation Subsystem and its operation. This material is presented on a level that can be understood by a high school graduate with a technical background. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Physics Laboratory

    Johns Hopkins University
    Silver Spring, MD  United States  20910
  • Authors:
    • Denzler, DWR
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 200 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: APL-TG-1174 Tech Memo
  • Contract Numbers: N00017-72-C-4401
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM