Range Instrumentation Layout
Materiel test procedure
ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Range instrumentation measures trajectories and internal performance of test objects, controls the flight of targets and boosters, correlates observations with range time, and processes the data gathered. Instrumentation may be special purpose or general purpose. A single instrument may suffice to gather all the data needed for a specific test, whereas a complex of many instruments may be essential for another. Representative single place instruments are the theodolites, telescopes, cameras, and tracking radars. There are numerous multi-station configurations of electronic control and data processing instruments, as well. The data processing instruments include computers, docommutators, plotting boards and display devices, communication links, and command control consoles. There are field instruments for reception of telemetry from drones and surveillance optical instruments for tracking and photography telecommunications and timing equipment.
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