Accession Number : AD0738811

Title :   A Study of Airplane Touchdown Data Measuring Devices Used during Carrier Suitability Structural Tests.

Descriptive Note : Flight test technical memo,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Senn,C. P.

Report Date : 14 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The report contains the results of a statistical study of the reading accuracy of the Photo-Sonics 35mm - 4M camera. The reading accuracy limits of the Photo-Sonics camera must be increased (a decrease in accuracy) above those stated for the Cameraflex. However, this should not imply that the Photo-Sonics camera is less accurate than the Cameraflex. The opposite of this is the case. Additionally, the improvement in the reading accuracy of the Photo-Sonics camera coverage is supported by the data showing the reduction in the sink speed standard deviation from 0.34 fps for the Cameraflex to 0.27 fps for the Photo-Sonics camera. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARRIER LANDINGS, *LANDING IMPACT), (*CAMERAS, CARRIER LANDINGS), (*FLIGHT DECKS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), DOPPLER RADAR, ACCURACY, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

Subject Categories : Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE