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Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS) and high-frame-rate multicamera imaging systems
Author(s): Joseph Spanier
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of the development of the Airborne Separation Video System (ASVS) digital imaging system for the tri- services is the replacement of high-frame rate 16 mm film cameras for airborne weapons separation testing. Until recently, this substitution was hindered by the lack of an available compact and rugged digital camera system that could offer an adequate combination of resolution and frame rate performance. The ASVS, however, encompasses all of the requirements for high-frame rate digital imaging. Concurrently, it provides a complete solution that effectively manages the large quantities of image data created in a high-speed, high-resolution digital imaging system, while offering cost and schedule benefits to airborne and related test applications. This paper discusses the class of applications similar to that supported by the ASVS that uses synchronized, multiple, high frame rate cameras for image analysis. A set of characteristics for these applications is identified to provide an effective digital multi-camera imaging system infrastructure. The components and operation of the ASVS are detailed, along with their relation to an imaging system infrastructure solution. the ASVS's adaptation to range applications, and additional capabilities that digital imaging provides over film cameras for range applications, are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2869, 22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (28 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273378
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Joseph Spanier, DRS Military Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2869:
22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Dennis L. Paisley; ALan M. Frank, Editor(s)

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