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Airborne Minefield Detection And Reconnaissance System (AMIDARS)
Author(s): Collene Nelsen
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Paper Abstract

•This paper discusses the Airborne Minefield Detection and Reconnaissance System (AMIDARS). AMIDARS is a state-of-the-art, infrared, wide-angle, line scan sensor, control/display system with a recording capability for use with Unmanned Airborne Vehicles (UAV's). Significant technical developments for AMIDARS include: • Use of the Signal Processing In The Element (SPRITE) detector. • Advanced signal processing methods for near zero signature image quality. • Precision-controlled, three-axis stabilization for rigorous geometric image fidelity under adverse conditions. •Completely automated operation and Built-In Test (BIT) through the use of three embedded microcontrollers. Current development status is discussed and potential applications for the system are addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0694, Airborne Reconnaissance X, (20 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.936757
Show Author Affiliations
Collene Nelsen, CAI, a Division of RECON/OPTICAL, INC. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0694:
Airborne Reconnaissance X
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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