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1952 - first successful method of telemetering data from conventional airborne flight test instruments to the ground

GROUND STATION

E&MP129.007

Telemeter

August 29, 1952

This neat auto trailer houses the ground station for the piloted aircraft telemetering system developed by the Douglass Aircraft company Testing Division. Atop the trailer is the helix antenna which is hand rotated to keep it facing the airplane during its flight. System is described as the first successful method of telemetering data from conventional airborne flight test instruments to the ground.



Original Caption by Science Service
Douglass Aircraft Company



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