This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Collection Item Summary:
At Wright Field, Ohio, Amron Katz developed the aerial photographic computer to solve mathematical problems in aerial photography. It consists of a base board computer, on which are drawn the coordinate axes (altitude and ground distance), and 18 mylar overlays, one for each type of camera used. The computer can calculate photographic coverage, nadir point distances, and effective altitudes.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Amron H. Katz
Gift of Amrom H. Katz
- OVERALL - METAL & PLASTIC
- TRANSECTORS (9) - HARD PLASTIC
- TRANSECTORS (9) - MYLAR
11.25 in high, 18 in wide
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Country of Origin
United States of America
Base board and transparent sector overlays used to present a graphic and dynamic analysis of the oblique photograph; also determines coverage, nadir point distances and effective altitudes.