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SHARP transformation
Author(s): Stephan Wyatt
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Navy’s SHAred Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) employs the Recon/Optical, Inc. (ROI) CA-279 dual spectral band (visible/IR) digital cameras operating from an F-18E/F aircraft to perform low-to-high altitude reconnaissance missions. SHARP has proven itself combat worthy, with a rapid transition from development to operational deployment culminating in a highly reliable and effective reconnaissance capability for joint forces operating in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The U.S. Navy’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) roadmap transforms the SHARP system from being solely an independent reconnaissance sensor to a node in the growing Joint ISR network. ROI and the U.S. Navy have combined their resources to ensure the system’s transformation continues to follow the ISR road map. Pre-planned product improvements (P3I) for the CA-270 camera systems will lead the way in that transformation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5409, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications, (30 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.554318
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Stephan Wyatt, Recon/Optical, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5409:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications
Arthur A. Andraitis; Gerard J. Leygraaf, Editor(s)

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