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The CA-810 - A Modern Tri-Lens Camera
Author(s): George Lewis
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Paper Abstract

Advances in electronic technology have allowed the camera designer more latitude in choosing how each camera function is to be performed. This paper describes the CA-810 camera design, showing how modern technology allows the configuration of a camera to meet both high airborne performance and reliability. The CA-810 camera uses three 80-mm, f/2.0 lenses and two prisms to provide over 140° across the line of flight (XL0F) by 47° in the line of flight (1LOF) coverage. It is similar in general arrangement to the KA-63 camera produced by CAI in 1963. The CA-810 camera is capable of operation at cycle rates up to 12.6 frames's. Results of tests on the CA-810 camera are given, demonstrating the effectiveness of the use of modern technology in the design of a new low-altitude, high cycle rate camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0496, Airborne Reconnaissance VIII, (11 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944401
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George Lewis, CAI, a Division of Recon/Optical (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0496:
Airborne Reconnaissance VIII
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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