Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Ks-146A Camera Development And Flight Test Results
Author(s): Thomas Augustyn
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

In 1979, CAI began the development of the KS-146A 1676-mm (66-inch) focal length, f/5.6 frame camera system designed exclusively for long range oblique photographic (LOROP) missions. The goal was to produce a stabilized system tailored for use with relatively slow, but high-definition films such as EK 3412 and 3414 while also providing growth potential to an electro-optical (E-0) real-time sensor. A detailed design description of the system was presented during SPIE's 1981 symposium. Since then, six systems have been fabricated, evaluated and flight tested over a wide range of airborne conditions. All systems are now operational and the results obtained have confirmed that all objectives have been achieved. Airborne resolution of 8.5 prod (70 Ip/mm) has consistently been demonstrated at slant ranges exceeding 30 nmi. Modular construction and the flexibility inherent in the KS-I 46A design makes the conversion to an E-0 sensor straightforward, and the effort to expand the capabilities of the system have begun. Details of the camera development and a review of flight test results are presented. The modifications to convert the system to near real time are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0496, Airborne Reconnaissance VIII, (11 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944411
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Augustyn, CAI, a Division of Recon/Optical, Inc. (United States)

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

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top