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- In satellite-to-satellite tracking (SST) geographic as well as diurnal ionospheric effects must be contended with, for the line of sight between satellites can cross a day-night interface or lie within the equatorial ionosphere. These various effects were examined and a method of computing ionospheric refraction corrections to range and range rate measurements with sufficient accuracy were devised to be used in orbit determinations. The Bent Ionospheric Model is used for SST refraction corrections. Making use of this model a method of computing corrections through large ionospheric gradients was devised and implemented into the Goddard Trajectory Determination System. The various considerations taken in designing and implementing this SST refraction correction algorithm are reported.
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- Document ID: 19780025711.
Accession ID: 78N33654.
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