Accession Number : AD0706828

Title :   RACOMS PASS POINT MARKING AND MEASURING INSTRUMENT.

Descriptive Note : Engineer design test rept. Jul 68-Jul 69,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Eugene

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This report covers the Engineer Design Test and evaluation of the Pass Point Marking and Measuring Instrument, a component of the Rapid Combat Mapping System (RACOMS). The Pass Point Instrument (PPI) is used to mark and measure points on aerial film or glass diapositives. An IBM 526 card punch and an Invac series 200 typewriter are used to record the coordinates of the marked points. The report concludes that: The equipment meets the requirements of the technical characteristics with respect to size of photography that can be accommodated, accuracy, electrical parameters, reliability, maintainability, and size; the equipment does not meet the production rate and the weight requirements of the technical characteristics; the instrument is suitable for the marking and measuring needed to perform an analytical triangulation solution in the field; and performance of this equipment could be improved by incorporation of the modifications enumerated in report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPPING), (*MAPPING, *COMPARATORS), TRIANGULATION, POSITION FINDING, IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), CONTROL PANELS, PUNCHED CARDS, DATA PROCESSING, SPECIFICATIONS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE