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Integration of the KS-147A LOROP into the RF-5E
Author(s): Robert L. Walke; Jeffrey P. Duda
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Paper Abstract

The RF-5E single cockpit tactical reconnaissance aircraft was designed in 1981 to carry a variety of low, medium and high altitude sensor configurations mounted internally on interchangeable pallets. Presently, Northrop is incorporating the high resolution, 66-inch focal length, f/5.6, KS-147A LOROP (Long Range Oblique Photographic) Camera into the aircraft which will provide standoff capability exceeding 30 nautical miles. This paper addresses the design to mechanically and electrically integrate the KS-147A into the RF-5E while aintaining the concept of interchangeable sensor pallets. The paper will include a discussion of the design requirements imposed on the suppliers of the KS-147A camera and the Photographic Sensor Control System as well as a detailed design discussion of the structural, electrical and environmental control components necessary to install the camera in the aircraft. Finally, the planned ground and flight test activities will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0561, Airborne Reconnaissance IX, (23 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949627
Show Author Affiliations
Robert L. Walke, Northrop Corporation (United States)
Jeffrey P. Duda, Northrop Corporation (United States)


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

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