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Long range E-0 Reconnaissance System And Flight Test Results
Author(s): Frank Palazzo
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Paper Abstract

Beginning 1977, Fairchild Weston Systems developed a long-range E-0 Reconnaissance System. The goal was to develop and experimentally demonstrate the capabilities of a sensor using Charge Coupled Device (CCD) Time Delay and Integration, (TM) technology. It was shown to be possible to electronically subtract the background, due to haze, from each picture element (PIXEL) and amplify the remaining differences to enhance the reproduced scene. The large image signal-to-noise ratio required was ob-tained through the use of a TDI. An optically contiguous focal plane, built up of TDI chips, was integrated into a long focal length camera, which was test-flown. This paper describes the experiment and the results obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1985
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0561, Airborne Reconnaissance IX, (23 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949625
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Frank Palazzo, Fairchild Weston Systems Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0561:
Airborne Reconnaissance IX
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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