PHOTOGRAMMETRY USED TO DETERMINE THE MOTION OF A VEHICLE CRASHING INTO A HIGHWAY BARRIER

A photogrammetric technique based on the use of a 16 mm movie camera has been developed to determine three-dimensional information in rapid sequence (at intervals of 0,008 second) on the position and the orientation of a moving vehicle. Six targets, the relative position of which had been precisely determined, were rigidly mounted on the car and served to orient the vehicle with regard to the projecting bundle of rays reconstructed from individual photographs. Various experiments were carried out to study the accuracy of the method. It was found that standard coordinate errors for the location of the vehicle parallel to the image plane are approximately plus or minus 1 cm; the coordinate parallel to the optical axis was determined with a standard deviation of plus or minus 7cm. The standard deviation of the yam, roll and pitch of the vehicle were found to be better than 10 minutes of arc.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Francaise de Photogrammetrie

    2 Avenue Pasteur
    Saint Mande 94160,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Kratky, V
    • van Wijk, M C
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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  • Accession Number: 00263447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM