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Solid state recorders for tactical reconnaissance
Author(s): Mark R. Klang
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Paper Abstract

Tactical reconnaissance aircraft are beginning to make the transition from wet film cameras to digital sensors. Digital sensors include, electro-optical, infrared, hyper-spectral, multi-spectral and SAR. High bandwidth digital sensors require a recording system that is more reliable than traditional tape recorders, have greater storage capacity, increased bandwidth, provide more capability than just recording the data and must be affordable. CALCULEX Inc, provides this type of system in a non-volatile flash memory solid state recorder called the MONSSTR (Modular Non-volatile Solid State Recorder). CONOPS (Concept of Operations) are being discussed on how to integrate the solid state recorder into a digital airborne tactical reconnaissance system. This paper will discuss the operational and environmental advantages of the solid state recorder. One question that that still needs to be addressed is the amount of memory that is required to meet the tactical reconnaissance tasking. This paper will provide specific examples on the different tasking requirements a tactical reconnaissance aircraft can expect in a peacekeeping or wartime environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3751, Airborne Reconnaissance XXIII, (7 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372649
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Mark R. Klang, Calculex, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3751:
Airborne Reconnaissance XXIII
Wallace G. Fishell, Editor(s)

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