Accession Number:

AD0606335

Title:

APPLICATION OF A DISCRETE LINE EMISSION SOURCE TO DAYLIGHT BALLISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY,

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TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

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Report Date:

1958-05-09

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

On the basis of long-range ballistic missile testing requirements, criteria are presented for an operational daylight capability for ballistic cameras. It is shown that these criteria can be met with present camera equipment, narrow band interference filters, and improved photoflash cartridges. The necessary improvement of the cartridges consists of increasing the output in the potassium resonance lines of the standard Daisy photoflash cartridge by a factor of about six. Theoretical considerations and experimental data are presented which indicate that such improvement is quite feasible. Recommendations are made for a program to achieve the improvement of the light source and to develop the necessary techniques for a complete ballistic camera daylight capability. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE