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Roles Of Photographic And Electro-Optic Imaging Sensors In The Modern Reconnaissance Aircraft-Will Electro-Optics Replace Film?
Author(s): Ralph W. Fisher; John Graham; Harry F. Koper; Henry S. Lapp; Alfred Roberts; Robert E. Tracy
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Paper Abstract

Fisher. On my left is Robert E. Tracy. Bob probably has the honor of being a senior member on this panel and he has been involved in reconnaissance, one way or another, since about 1939. He has some real first-hand experience in that he actually flew as an aerial photographer in B-47s and RB-36s. He's also a qualified image interpreter. Since 1969 he has been project engineer on one of our advanced strategic aircraft. He earned his BS degree at Southern Illinois University and his MSA at Cal State. He has also pursued advanced studies in recce intelligence and various CAI, DIA, USA and industrial schools. He's a certified photogrammetrist, and a co-inventor on a patent for a correlation system for multi-sensor re-connaissance vehicles. Also, he's a member of several national groups dealing with reconnaissance and intelligence. I have been told by some people who have known him for a long time this his approach doesn't always follow the mainline thinking. So he fits in real well with this group.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1983
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0354, Airborne Reconnaissance VI, (25 August 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933967
Show Author Affiliations
Ralph W. Fisher, McDonnell Aircraft Co. (United States)
John Graham, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Harry F. Koper, Naval Air Development Center (United States)
Henry S. Lapp, Air Force Wright Aeronautics Lab (United States)
Alfred Roberts, Chicago Aerial Industries (United States)
Robert E. Tracy, Norton AFB (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0354:
Airborne Reconnaissance VI
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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