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Sensor Control And Film Annotation For Long Range, Standoff Reconnaissance
Author(s): Thomas G. Schmidt; Owen L. Peters; Lawrence H. Post
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a Reconnaissance Data Annotation System that incorporates off-the-shelf technology and system designs providing a high degree of adaptability and interoperability to satisfy future reconnaissance data requirements. The history of data annotation for reconnaissance is reviewed in order to provide the base from which future developments can be assessed and technical risks minimized. The system described will accommodate new developments in recording head assemblies and the incorporation of advanced cameras of both the film and electro-optical type. Use of microprocessor control and digital bus inter-face form the central design philosophy. For long range, high altitude, standoff missions, the Data Annotation System computes the projected latitude and longitude of central target position from aircraft position and attitude. This complements the use of longer ranges and high altitudes for reconnaissance missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0496, Airborne Reconnaissance VIII, (11 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944425
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas G. Schmidt, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Company (United States)
Owen L. Peters, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Company (United States)
Lawrence H. Post, McDonnell Douglas Electronics Company (United States)


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

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