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Recent Advances In Airborne Video/Data Recording
Author(s): Larry Klementowski; Mase Sekine
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Paper Abstract

Historically, the use of video/data recorders in severe airborne environments is relatively new. Great reductions in size and weight have occured since the first early programs, and increases in functional capabilities continue. Many types of airborne video/data recorders exist today, and we have proposed a three-tiered approach to quantifying the spread of available equipment, based on its cost/capability. A review of recent developments in video/data recorder uses reveals not only new equipment, but also innova-tive applications of existing very capable equipment. Microprocessor technology has lead to several new units which are fully remote record/playback capable, including all special features; control by on-aircraft computers is now feasible, freeing the pilot's limited time for more important tasks. Many real-time or near real-time reconnaissance or surveillance tasks previously conceived can now be implemented, within reasonable budget figures, due to these new recorder developments. In addition, future operating concepts are now being discussed which promise to yield better application of previously gathered imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0424, Airborne Reconnaissance VII, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936195
Show Author Affiliations
Larry Klementowski, SEKAI Electronics of America (United States)
Mase Sekine, SEKAI Electronics of America (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0424:
Airborne Reconnaissance VII
Paul A. Henkel, Editor(s)

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