Accession Number : AD0804838

Title :   EVALUATION OF HELICOPTER-MOUNTED MOTION PICTURE, HIGH MAGNIFICATION AND TELEVISION CAMERA SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 26 Jul-20 Aug 66,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s) : Ritchie, Russell ; Bula, Edwin

Report Date : 30 NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Feasibility of obtaining vibration-free still, motion picture, and television imagery from a helicopter platform was evaluated in the Republic of Vietnam Equipment tested included a 35mm still camera coupled to a Questar telescope, two different movie cameras, and a television system equipped with a zoom lens. All were mounted on a Nelson-Tyler helicopter camera platform that isolated the camera equipment from helicopter vibrations by a unique counterbalance unipod system. Though imagery quality was not consistently good, use of helicopters in acquiring camera system imagery was practical. It is recommended further development and subsequent testing be made. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HELICOPTERS, MOTION PICTURE CAMERAS), CAMERAS, VIETNAM, VIBRATION, CAMERA MOUNTS, TELESCOPES, CAMERA LENSES, PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, AERIAL CAMERAS, TELEVISION CAMERAS, PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM, COLOR FILM, TELEVISION EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE