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Design Versatility Of The Prism Panoramic Camera: The KS-116 And KA-95 Cameras
Author(s): Richard Ruck
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Paper Abstract

The increased need for smaller and more versatile aerial reconnaissance equipment has led to the use of the KS-116 camera in the RF-4B aircraft, and the KA-95 in the RIF-5E. Both cameras use a 12-inch fl, f/4.0 lens and a 5-inch film transport. The main difference between these two cameras is their configuration. This paper describes the features of the two cameras, including: selectable scan angle, forward motion compensation (FMC), roll stabilization, exposure control, unique packaging differences and focus correction. The inherent packaging flexibility of the prism pan camera and the availability of key modules have led to multiple configurations of which the KS-116 and KA-95 are two examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0309, Airborne Reconnaissance V, (12 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932759
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Richard Ruck, CAI, a Division of Recon/Optical, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0309:
Airborne Reconnaissance V
Robert J. Bannach, Editor(s)

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