System and method for locating targets using measurements from a space based radar

A system and method for determining a position of a target within an acceptable tolerance using an iterative approach. A airborne or space-based measuring device is used to measure an estimated position of the target. The information from the measuring device is used in conjunction with either live captured or stored topography, or the like, information relating to the surface of the planet proximate the target to iteratively determine the actual position of the target.

Patent #: 7268723 Issue Date: September 11, 2007