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ATARS/JSIPS/E-O LOROPS imagery storage
Author(s): Garth Orgill; Orval Kidwell
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Paper Abstract

The ATARS RMS is an advanced digital image formatting and computing unit. It links the ATARS EO and IR sensors, digital tape recorders and datalink together into a coherent tactical reconnaissance sensor suite. Image management, storage and display functions ensure effective reconnaissance data handling. Comprehensive Operational Flight Program processing facilities provide automatic mission management and effective integration of ATARS with the flight crew, host aircraft, and ground station. data. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland has developed a ground test capability which supplies highly diverse and repeatable data and which provides a solid statistical base for the determination of system resolution. Working closely with the 3246 TW/DOR, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, the exploitable nature of these data has been verified. This paper presents the data as actually taken from ground tests of a pushbroom sensor performed at Eglin Air Force Base and illustrates the methods and techniques employed to analyze and evaluate the resulting imagery. recorded by a moving microscope and by a ccd camera with 1-ms charging time interval. The exact distance between the microscope positions at the time of charging the ccd pixels is deduced from the interference and video synchronization signals. It is expected that a total uncertainty of about 100 nm for a 1000-mm scale will be reached. recorder operates in severe airborne environments. Obviously, this same recorder is also suitable for the airborne acquisition of data for other applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1763, Airborne Reconnaissance XVI, (12 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140821
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Garth Orgill, Datatape Inc. (United States)
Orval Kidwell, Datatape Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1763:
Airborne Reconnaissance XVI
Thomas W. Augustyn; Paul A. Henkel, Editor(s)

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