cinetheodolite

cinetheodolite

[¦sin·ə·thē′äd·ə‚līt]
(engineering)
A surveying theodolite in which 35-millimeter motion picture cameras with lenses of 60- to 240-inch (1.5- to 6.1-meter) focal length are substituted for the surveyor's eye and telescope; used for precise time-correlated observation of distant airplanes, missiles, and artificial satellites.
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The contract is to replace the existing cinetheodolite constellation at the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE), in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, with a modern, automated tracking system capable of testing modern ammunition such as precision guided munitions.