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Rocket-Borne 16mm Cine Photography
Author(s): John S. Brownson
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Paper Abstract

The ROME (Recoverable Optical Module Experiments) system was developed to measure optical, radiometric and dynamical behavior of artificial test objects in the exoatmosphere. The test objects and the instrumentation are carried into the exoatmosphere on board a multi-stage solid propellant sounding rocket and the test objects are deployed as nearby targets for the on board instruments which develop the desired data. The instrumentation module is then recovered by parachute. Onboard instruments have included 16mm cine cameras, I.R. radiometers, and vidicons. Test objects have included balloons and aerosols. Qualification of the cine cameras and optics for the sounding rocket environment is described. Our choice of cameras, optics and films, operating procedures and results are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1975
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0058, Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems, (1 September 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954329
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John S. Brownson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0058:
Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems
Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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