# Time-difference method of finding coordinates of radio source and device for realization of the method

FIELD: finding coordinates of radio source.

SUBSTANCE: as planes of position of radio source the planes are used, which have line of position of radio source, which has to be crossing of two hyperbolic surfaces pf position corresponding to time-difference measurements. Method is based upon reception of signal of radio source by four aerials, on measurement of three differences in time of reception of radio source signal by aerials, which aerials form measuring bases, upon subsequent processing of results of measurements for calculation of values of parameters of position of radio source and for calculating coordinate of radio source as crossing point of three planes of position. Device for realization of the method has four aerials which aerials form three pairs of measuring bases, which bases are disposed in non-coincident planes, three calculators for calculating parameters of position of radio source, calculator of radio source coordinates made in form of unit for solving system of linear equations and indication unit.

EFFECT: precise measurement of linear coordinates of object.

2 cl, 8 dwg

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1. The method of determining the coordinates of the emitters (IRI)based on the reception signal IRI spaced antennas forming an independent measurement of the base, characterized in that place four antennas, which form three independent measuring base, spaced points a, b, C, D so that the volume V_{ABCD}>0, at the same time accept the signal from all antennas to measure three independent time differences Δt_{AC}that Δt_{BC}that Δt_{DC}signal pairs of antennas forming the measuring antenna base (AC), (AC) and (DC), measured by the difference of times, calculates the difference of the distance from Iran to pairs of points (a,C), (b,C), (D,C), for the k-th three antennas located at points a, C, k=1, B,C,D for k=2, D,C,A, k=3, calculated using the measured difference of the distances of the angle γ_{k}characterizing the angular position of the plane position of Iran Ω_{k}, k=1, 2, 3 relative to the corresponding measuring base, and coordinate inati point F_{
k}belonging to the k-th plane position of Iran, calculate the desired coordinates Iran as the coordinates of the point of intersection of three planes provisions Iran Ω_{k}, k=1, 2, 3, each of which is characterized by the coordinates of the location of the k-th three antennas and calculated values of the angle γ_{k}and the coordinates of point F_{k}display the results of a calculation of the coordinates of the IRI in the specified format.

2. Device for determining the coordinates of the emitters (IRI), which contains four receiving antennas 1, 2, 3, 4, forming three independent measuring base, and the block visualization, characterized in that the antenna is placed at the vertices of the tetrahedron, in addition, contains three of measuring the time differences of signal 5, 6, 7, three evaluator parameters of the surface position of the IRI 8, 9, 10, each of which performs a calculation of the angle characterizing the angular position of the plane position of the IRI relative to the corresponding measurement antenna base, and calculates the coordinates of a point through which the plane of the provisions of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the block solving a system of linear equations to determine the coordinates of the IRI as a point of intersection of the planes provisions IRI 11, and the output of the antenna 1 is connected to the first inputs of measuring the time difference 5, 6, 7, to the second inputs of which are connected the outputs of the antennas 2, 3, 4, respectively, the output and the measurer of the time difference 5 is connected to the first inputs of the solvers of surface parameters provisions 8 and 9, the meter output is the time difference 7 is connected to the second inputs of the solvers surface parameters of regulations 9 and 10, the output of measuring the time difference 6 is connected simultaneously to the second input of the transmitter parameters of the surface position 8 and the first input of the transmitter parameters of the surface position 10, the outputs of the calculators surface parameters of regulations 8, 9, 10 connected to the first, second and third inputs of the block solving a system of linear equations 11, respectively, and the output unit solving systems of linear equations 11 connected to the input of block imaging 12.

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