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High-speed solid state recorder for airborne recce
Author(s): Wallace G. Fishell; Kenneth J. Handel; James M. Rader
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Paper Abstract

Over ten years ago, when ATARS architecture and components were selected to operate at 200 feet at 600 knots, high-end digital tape recorders were the only solution for recording digital imagery for various tactical airborne reconnaissance platforms. But now an all solid-state solution for high speed recording has evolved. High-speed Solid State Recorder (HSSR), which is described in this paper. Trade-offs made during HSSR development are discussed showing how this new product's parameters were selected. Convergence of existing, Fairchild-proven, solid-state mass memory product technologies with availability of commercially driven, high- density FLASH memory chips produced this needed COTS solution to recording imagery or other high-speed digital data in harsh environments, typical of military fighter aircraft.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2829, Airborne Reconnaissance XX, (21 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259743
Show Author Affiliations
Wallace G. Fishell, Orbital Sciences Corp./Fairchild Defense (United States)
Kenneth J. Handel, Orbital Sciences Corp./Fairchild Defense (United States)
James M. Rader, Orbital Sciences Corp./Fairchild Defense (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2829:
Airborne Reconnaissance XX
Richard J. Wollensak; Wallace G. Fishell; William H. Barnes; Arthur A. Andraitis; Alfred C. Crane; Michael S. Fagan, Editor(s)

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