ERROR CONTOURS IN INTERPLANETARY NAVIGATION

J. E. Carroll and R. L. Lillestrand

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Abstract: A vehicle located in interplanetary space can measure the direction to various solar system bodies and thus compute its position as the least square “intersection” of these lines of position. A given RMS error in the measurements produces a corresponding error pattern in the vehicle position. One parameter of the latter pattern is the “total error.”
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 11, Number 2
Pages: 145 - 166
Cite this article: Carroll, J. E., Lillestrand, R. L., "ERROR CONTOURS IN INTERPLANETARY NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 11, No. 2, Summer 1964, pp. 145-166.
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