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Payload systems and tracking algorithms for photogrammetric measurement of parachute shape
Author(s): Mark R. Shortis; Stuart Robson; Tom W. Jones; Benny Lunsford; João F. Oliveira
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Paper Abstract

Parachute systems play a critical role in many science and military missions. Currently, NASA and the U.S. Army air delivery systems programs are evaluating measurement technologies to support experimental and qualification testing of new and modified parachute concepts. Experiments to validate the concept of parachute shape measurement have been conducted in a controlled, indoor environment using both fixed and payload cameras. The paper will provide further detail on the rationale for the experiments, the design of the payload systems, the indoor and outdoor testing, and the subsequent data analysis to track and visualise the shape of the parachute.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7447, Videometrics, Range Imaging, and Applications X, 74470L (4 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827333
Show Author Affiliations
Mark R. Shortis, RMIT Univ. (Australia)
Stuart Robson, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Tom W. Jones, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Benny Lunsford, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
João F. Oliveira, INESC-ID (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7447:
Videometrics, Range Imaging, and Applications X
Fabio Remondino; Mark R. Shortis; Sabry F. El-Hakim, Editor(s)

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