[time-nuts] Aircraft ping timing

iovane at inwind.it iovane at inwind.it
Wed Mar 19 20:32:18 EDT 2014

My question was on what would be the expected accuracy of the circle's radius.

Antonio I8IOV

>----Messaggio originale----
>Da: bill at iaxs.net
>Data: 20/03/2014 1.21
>They only got one ping from INMARSAT at 64E above the Indian Ocean.
>There was no other ping to triangulate the position.
>One ping projects a circle on the Earth. The maximum flying range of the
>plane determined the ends of the NE and SE arcs of that circle.
>The news only gets stranger as time goes on.
>Bill Hawkins
>-----Original Message-----
>From: iovane at inwind.it
>Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 6:46 PM
>Those who say the missing aircraft should be searched along the two
>corridors, what measurement are they relying on? I think it is a one-way
>measurement of time-stamped pings, which implies good synchronization of
>clocks between a geosynchronous satellite and a moving aircraft. Antonio

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