Ballistic measurement systems: data registration on paper tape (1969)

Data registration on paper tape with POCON (1969)

POCON punch tape converter for recording measurement data
POCON punch tape converter for recording measurement data

Because the Commission of Trials (CvP) of the Royal Netherlands Army switched to automatic data processing, it was necessary to record the measurement data, such as projectile flight times, projectile velocities, fire speeds and the gas pressures in the combustion chamber of a cannon on an information carrier. In 1969,  the TNO Physics Laboratory developed the POCONs, which recorded the measured ballistic data on papertape.