Accession Number : AD0775827

Title :   Analytical Photogrammetric Position System (APPS),

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Thompson,Christopher N.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : The potential of applying photogrammetric techniques to provide position data for the Field Army has been demonstrated using a stereoplotter and digitizing equipment. A requirement has now been identified for a photogrammetric system to position both weapons and targets. To meet this requirement, the application of analytical photogrammetric techniques has been necessary. The report describes the principles of the Analytical Photogrammetric Positioning System (APPS) which incorporates equipment both for the mensuration of photography and the computer processing of data. Fundamental to the operation of the APPS is the provision of a 'Data Base' which includes both the imagery and data from a photogrammetric triangulation of photography covering the area of interested. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Photogrammetry, *Army operations, *Tactical warfare, Stereoscopic map plotters, Computer programming, Field army, Artillery

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE