Traitement des Mesures Doppler en Géodésie Semi-Dynamique

  • J.-P. Chassaing
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The purpose of this paper is to show the results obtained, in the field of semi-dynamical geodesy, by processing of Doppler data collected in three mediterranean ground stations:
  • Stephanion (STD) (Greece), Colomb-Béchar (BCD) (Algeria), Haute-Provence (HPD) (France).

  • Stephanion (STD) (Greece), Colomb-Béchar (BCD) (Algeria), Haute-Provence (HPD) (France).

  • The orbit parameters, the position of the stations and one frequency parameter for each station, are simultaneously computed with a differential correction calculation using the least squares method.

  • The program of differential correction is based on a numerical integration of the equations of motion (Cowell’s method to the 8th order).

  • All the disturbances that have a known effect can be taken into account in the satellite motion theory.

  • During the periods of treatment that will be considered in this study, the values of the Earth’s potential will be those of “Standard Earth” (or NWL.5E.6); Jacchia’s model provides us with densities for the atmospheric drag.

  • Displacement of the rectangular coordinates of the stations are given with reference to the C6 system. The following results have been obtained:

  • As far as Dl.D. is concerned, the most interesting period to be treated is the period including 2 series of observations in succession (1.25 day) but good results can also be obtained with 3 orbits in succession.


Differential Correction Atmospheric Drag Doppler Data Resonance Harmonic Transit Satellite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-P. Chassaing
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  1. 1.Centre National d’Etudes SpatialesBrédigny-sur-OrgeFrance

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