Accession Number : AD0289855

Title :   SPACE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM EVALUATION BY A METHOD OF PHOTOGRAMMETRIC RESECTION

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

Personal Author(s) : MERCHANT,DEAN C.

Report Date : 21 NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The successful development of efficient datahandling procedures in connection with photogrammetric computations using reseau type photography has suggested the feasibility of handling the large number of resection solutions necessary in an accuracy evaluation program for a space surveillance system. The report develops the procedure for correcting the significant systematic errors in the measured co-ordinates, describes an adjustment for application to stabilized aerial photography, and, finally, develops the method for calculating errors in the adjusted results. Theoretical investigations indicate that an accuracy of one foot (standard error) in location of the target aircraft along each axis for each ten thousand feet of altitude above the control is likely. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, *AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, AERIAL TARGETS, DETECTION, EFFECTIVENESS, GEODESICS, HIGH ALTITUDE, MAPPING, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PHOTOGRAMMETRY, PLASTIC SEALS, PROJECTIVE GEOMETRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE