Accession Number:

AD0718565

Title:

Cinetheodolites

Descriptive Note:

Materiel test procedure

Corporate Author:

ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

One of the objectives of testing missile and rocket systems is to determine the actual in-flight performance of the vehicles themselves. One of the prime requirements for establishing the performance of vehicles in flight is to obtain accurate data which will reveal the position in space and the attitude of the vehicle during its trajectory. Cinetheodolites are probably the most important and widely used class of photographic instruments employed for the collection of trajectory data, due to their versatility and their coverage and accuracy capabilities. These instruments were developed from a family of optical devices known as theodolites by the addition of recording motion picture type cameras which can be either cine or pulse operated and which give cinetheodolites the ability to track the vehicle in flight and to obtain continuous trajectory data.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE