[1006.3094] Using the Galileo satellite constellation to test Gravitation

Authors: O. Bertolami, J. Páramos

Date: 15 Jun 2010

Abstract: We consider the feasibility of using the Galileo Navigation Satellite System to constrain possible extensions or modifications to General Relativity, by assessing the impact of the related additions to the Newtonian potential and comparing with the available observables: the relative frequency shift and the delay time of light propagation. We address the impact of deviations from General Relativity based on the parameterized Post-Newtonian parameters, the presence of a Cosmological Constant, of a constant acceleration like the putative Pioneer anomaly, a Yukawa potential term due to massive scalar fields and a power-law potential term, which can arise from ungravity or f(R) theories.

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Jun 16, 2010

1006.3094 (/preprints)
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