Accession Number : AD0663579

Title :   THE COMPREHENSIVE CALIBRATION OF KINETHEODOLITES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Nuttall-Smith,P. B. N. ; Marchant,Monica J. N.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The biases of a kinetheodolite are discussed and a method of calibrating is considered, which is suited to use in the field, the stars being used as reference objects. The mathematical model is given and the computing procedure and the significance of the biases found are discussed. The number of observations required is considered in relation to the desired accuracy of calibration. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRACKING TELESCOPES, CALIBRATION), ERRORS, THEODOLITES, PHOTOGRAPHY, STATISTICAL TESTS, SAMPLING, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE