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Pilotless airborne wide-field CCD camera
Author(s): KeXiang Lin; Fuan Liu; Rensong Wang
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Paper Abstract

A wide field CCD camera has been developed and mounted on a small size pilotless airplane for photogrammetric test. Since the focal length, relative aperture and swath of the camera are closely related to the size of the CCD pixel, and the resolution and signal to noise ratio of the camera are determined by the CCD characteristics. Great care has been paid on the selection of CCD at the beginning of the system design, and great effort has been made to decrease the output noise of the camera, which depends on CCD and circuit noise. As the pilotless airplane is small in size and light in weight, the effect of wind stream and direction to the plane attitude should be taken into account. This paper presents the design of the pilotless airborne wide field CCD camera. Two main parameters, namely the resolution and signal to noise ratio of the camera are discussed, and the effect of attitude variation of the plane to the image taken is analyzed, and measures taken to overcome the effect and flight test results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3545, International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing (ISMIP'98), (25 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323548
Show Author Affiliations
KeXiang Lin, Xi'an Institute of Space Radio Technology (China)
Fuan Liu, Xi'an Institute of Space Radio Technology (China)
Rensong Wang, Xi'an Institute of Space Radio Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3545:
International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing (ISMIP'98)
Ji Zhou; Anil K. Jain; Tianxu Zhang; Yaoting Zhu; Mingyue Ding; Jianguo Liu, Editor(s)

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