Accession Number : AD0285450

Title :   FIELD TEST OF SOLO MOUNTED IN AN HU-1 HELICOPTER

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA PITMAN-DUNN RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : HAINES,C.C.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A SOLO tracking unit was obtained by Frankford Arsenal from Chicago Aerial Industries Inc. for flight test evaluation. SOLO, derived from 'Selective Optical Lock-On;, is an automatic passive tracking technique which is dependent upon the light gradient (contrast) of the target for performance. The demonstration model of SOLO was installed and tested in an HU-1 helicopter by Frankford Arsenal personnel. The tests were conducted at Aberdeen Proving Ground through September and mid October 1961. The results of these tests indicated that this demonstration model of SOLO would generally track to a 3 mil radial maximum error on such targets as tanks, jeeps, helicopters in flight, personnel carriers, shrubbery and tress. A film, covering the flight program, was edited by Frankford Arsenal and serves as the principal means of indicating tracking performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL TRACKING, *TRACKING, AIRBORNE, FLIGHT TESTING, HELICOPTERS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SURFACE TARGETS, TANKS (COMBAT VEHICLES), TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE