Accession Number:

AD0642329

Title:

SPHERICAL ZONE BOUNDARIES IN PERSPECTIVE PROJECTION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The report considers the projection of spherical zone boundaries onto an image plane using the perspective projection. Special cases of this type of mapping includes the stereographic, the gnomonic, and the orthographic projections. In addition to proving that the image of any spherical zone boundary is a conic section, the formulation of the parameters of that conic section is given. An important aspect of the projection technique lies in the capability of having any point of the sphere as the center of projection and any great circle through that point as the centerline of the mapping.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE