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

Solid state recorders have become the recorder of choice for meeting airborne ruggedized requirements for reconnaissance and flight test. The cost of solid state recorders have decreased over the past few years that they are now less expense than the traditional high speed tape recorders. CALCULEX, Inc manufactures solid state recorders called MONSSTR (Modular Non-volatile Solid State Recorder). MONSSTR is being used on many different platforms such as F/A-22, Global Hawk, F-14, F-15, F-16, U-2, RF-4, and Tornado. This paper will discuss the advantages of using solid state recorders to meet the airborne reconnaissance requirement and the ability to record instrumentation data. The CALCULEX recorder has the ability to record sensor data and flight test data in the same chassis. This is an important feature because it eliminates additional boxes on the aircraft. The major advantages to using a solid state recorder include; reliability, small size, light weight, and power. Solid state recorders also have a larger storage capacity and higher bandwidth capability than other recording devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5109, Airborne Reconnaissance XXVII, (8 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501965
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Mark R. Klang, Calculex, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5109:
Airborne Reconnaissance XXVII
Arthur A. Andraitis; Jerry D. Greer; Gerard J. Leygraaf, Editor(s)

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