conic projection


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Related to conic projection: Mercator projection, conformal projection, Azimuthal projection, Lambert conformal projection

conic projection

[¦kän·ik prə′jek·shən]
(mapping)
A map deformation pattern resulting from the transfer of the map to a tangent or intersecting cone.
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Accordingly, displacements near the ground track from nearby points might be well-approximated by displacements near the equator of an oblique conic projection (where the oblique equator is locally tangent to the ground track).
Assuming zero Doppler effect, when the satellite orbits at instant t, the geometric relation of the conformal conic projection that is tangent to the central line of the side-looking region is shown as in Figure 4, and the angle between the direction of satellite orbit and the x axis is:
Suppose B([phi]', [lambda]') is an arbitrary point in the side-looking region, then the conformal conic projection corresponding to the new equator is: