I want to ask what is the purpose of black and white stickers used on test aircraft.

The following is a picture:

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I have seen variations of such stickers. Does anyone know what is reason for their use ?


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They appear to be fiducial markers which identify known points on the aircraft, for analysing video footage and performing photogrammetry.

You see similar markers on crash-test dummies used in vehicle impact trials, for instance, and also in motion-capture in the synthetic movie industry (and in orthopaedics).


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