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Optical Engineering

A Mars Photographic System
Author(s): J. Denton Allen
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the Engineering and Scientific aspects of a spacecraft television system designed to perform preliminary topographic reconnaissance of portions of the surface of Mars. It consists of a single camera shuttered system utilizing a specially developed slow scan vidicon. Engineering mechanization will be discussed in terms of the mission con straints and desired scientific results. Test and calibration techniques will be discussed and typical system performance capabilities illustrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1964
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 2(6) 206227 doi: 10.1117/12.7971289
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 2, Issue 6
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J. Denton Allen, California institute of Technology (United States)

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