Accession Number : ADP003847

Title :   Evaluation of Optical Data Collection Instrumentation in the Desert Environment,

Corporate Author : WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM

Personal Author(s) : Dragon,R. A.

Report Date : JUN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The integration of new technologies such as video systems in place of current high-speed film cameras is discussed. For a great percentage of daytime activity the desert atmosphere is shown to be a limiting factor for the collection of visual data. The atmosphere and instrument focal lengths are hypothesized to be major considerations for instrument design both with film and video systems. An experiment using existing data and analysis of variance is suggested to evaluate the hypothesis. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Optical data, *Data acquisition, *Instrumentation, *Deserts, Atmospheres, Video integration, High speed cameras, Comparison

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE