Accession Number : AD0633610

Title :   TEST AND EVALUATION OF THE PROTOTYPE SIDE-LOOKING RADAR RESTITUTOR.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. May 62-Nov 63,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER GEODESY INTELLIGENCE AND MAPPING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : CRANDALL,Clifford J.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This report covers the testing and evaluation of the prototype Side-Looking Radar Restitutor to determine its capability to correct for distortions caused by slant range, including earth curvature, systematic errors, sweep delay, tracking of the flight line, and line-of-flight deviations and presents data on the accuracy of the instrument. The report concludes that: (a) The prototype instrument does not meet the accuracy requirements specified in the contract; however, conclusive tests could not be conducted. (b) This instrument is definitely not an operational item. (c) The electronics are reliable. (d) The design can be improved in many places. These have been noted in the event of future development. With these improvements it may be possible that restitution can be accomplished within the prescribed horizontal accuracy requirements for 1:250,000-scale planimetric maps. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SIDE LOOKING RADAR, *MAPPING), GEODESICS, DATA PROCESSING, OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, RADAR IMAGES, DISTORTION, CORRECTIONS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Geodesy
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE