Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Steven G. Tragesser, PhD
This study improved the current method of position and attitude determination to account for structural deformation of the wind tunnel test article due to aerodynamic loading. To account for deformation, parabolic bending and linear twisting coefficients were added into the Levenberg-Marquardt multi-parameter solver. By accounting for deformation, the accuracy of position and attitude determination was greatly improved. This study also takes a qualitative look at the optimum number of wind tunnel cameras and model targets. Optimal configuration was found to be around 50 targets and 2 cameras offset by 90 degrees.
DTIC Accession Number
Krolikowski, Sean A., "Modification of Position and Attitude Determination of a Test Article through Photogrammetry to Account for Structural Deformation" (2001). Theses and Dissertations. 4648.