THE PUEBLO TEST TRACK PROJECT - A HIGH PRECISION ALIGNMENT SURVEY

A SITE WAS SELECTED NEAR PUEBLO, COLORADO, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TWENTY-ONE MILE OVAL HIGH-SPEED TEST TRACK, AND BY THE FALL OF 1970 THE ENGINEERING SURVEYS WERE COMPLETED AND CONSTRUCTION WAS UNDERWAY. A PLAN FOR AN ALIGNMENT SURVEY WAS DEVELOPED, WHICH INVOLVED A FUNDAMENTAL FIRST-ORDER CLASS I (1:100,000) FRAMEWORK WITH A FOUR MILE STATION SPACING OBSERVED BY TRIANGULATION AND TRILATERATION METHODS. TRAVERSE LOOPS WERE THEN EXTENDED FROM THE FUNDAMENTAL SYSTEM ALONG THE TRACK AT 1/2 AND ONE MILE INTERVALS WITH A FURTHER BREAKDOWN TO 700 FOOT SPACINGS IN ONE SEGMENT. THE DISTANCES MEASURED IN THE 1/2 MILE, ONE MILE, AND 700 FOOT BREAKDOWN SURVEYS WERE MEASURED USING INFRARED EQUIPMENT. THE REQUIRED ACCURACY WAS FULLY MET. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 251-269, 10 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Dracup, J F
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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  • Accession Number: 00202957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 211-221
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1972 12:00AM