Accession Number : AD0433123


Title :   FEASIBILITY OF BALLOON TRAJECTORY ANALYSIS UTILIZING ANALYTICAL PHOTOGRAMMETRY,


Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS


Personal Author(s) : Hayman,Robert V ; Peterka,Jon A


Report Date : 15 Jul 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : A feasibility study was made to determine whether photogrammetric methods and equipment developed under the original contract could be used to study the trajectory of a ground-released balloon for some miles into the atmosphere. It is thought such data would be of high value in determining the detailed structure of wind shear phenomenon, as a function of altitude. The investigators were successful in photographing a 1200-gm. balloon and defining its space position to a precision of around 1 part in 3000, under working conditions. Complete trajectory data were not secured, due to the limitations of available equipment. This report discusses the equipment and procedures used and the problems encountered in attempting to secure balloon trajectory data. (Author)


Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS , PHOTOGRAMMETRY , AERIAL CAMERAS , SURFACE TO AIR , OPTICAL TRACKING , POSITION FINDING , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , DATA PROCESSING , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , FLIGHT PATHS , WIND , MEASUREMENT , FEASIBILITY STUDIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE