Accession Number : AD0709895

Title :   A THREE STATION METHOD TO ACQUIRE SMOKE TRAIL POSITION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 67-Dec 69,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OHIO RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Boehmer,Robert P.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The report describes a three camera solution for position data. The topics covered include a method of reducing the data from the film, a method of pairing the data from the three cameras into possible solutions, the calculation of the optimum solution point using the paired data, and the errors of closure in the optimum solution point. These errors of closure are used both to determine the quality of the solution and to estimate the error in any calculated wind. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, WIND), (*SMOKE, POSITION FINDING), TRACKING CAMERAS, THEODOLITES, STARS, AZIMUTH, TRIANGULATION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE