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Title: Geophysics-based method of locating a stationary earth object

Abstract

A geophysics-based method for determining the position of a stationary earth object uses the periodic changes in the gravity vector of the earth caused by the sun- and moon-orbits. Because the local gravity field is highly irregular over a global scale, a model of local tidal accelerations can be compared to actual accelerometer measurements to determine the latitude and longitude of the stationary object.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Corrales, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
941122
Patent Number(s):
7,376,507
Application Number:
10/855,145
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Citation Formats

Daily, Michael R, Rohde, Steven B, and Novak, James L. Geophysics-based method of locating a stationary earth object. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Daily, Michael R, Rohde, Steven B, & Novak, James L. Geophysics-based method of locating a stationary earth object. United States.
Daily, Michael R, Rohde, Steven B, and Novak, James L. Tue . "Geophysics-based method of locating a stationary earth object". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/941122.
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