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Multisensor/multimission surveillance aircraft
Author(s): John Tom Jobe
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Paper Abstract

The realignment of international powers, and the formation of new nations has resulted in increasing worldwide concern over border security, an expanding refugee problem, protection of fishery and mineral areas, and smuggling of all types. The focus on military services, to protect or defend against these threats of vital, national interest, is shifting to other government agencies and even commercial contractors to apply innovative and cost effective solutions. Previously, airborne surveillance and reconnaissance platforms have been large, mission dedicated military aircraft. The time has arrived for a smaller, more efficient, and more effective airborne capability. This paper briefly outlines a system of systems approach that smaller nations can afford to incorporate in their budgets, while greatly expanding their surveillance capability. The characteristics of specific cameras and sensors are purposely not addressed, so the emphasis can be placed on the integration of multiple sensors and capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2272, Airborne Reconnaissance XVIII, (25 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.191915
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John Tom Jobe, Lockheed Fort Worth Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2272:
Airborne Reconnaissance XVIII
Wallace G. Fishell; Paul A. Henkel; Alfred C. Crane Jr., Editor(s)

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