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Reconnaissance And The Microprocessor
Author(s): J. L. Captain; R. A. Sturz
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Paper Abstract

The microprocessor or "computer on a chip" was first introduced in 1971 and found its initial application in the hand held calculator. Today this device has applications in almost every facet of our lives. We encounter the microprocessor, many times, each day without even realizing the application. The automated nature of the microprocessor, hides its presence, and consistently and efficiency goes about its system "house keeping role". The device gives its host system a "smart" nature. The microprocessor when applied to a particular system function generally enhances the system function, adding system flexibility, and also replaces a mechanical predecessor. The microprocessor reduces size, weight and overall system power consumption especially when applied to a system which has been mechanical in nature. The reconnaissance system is just such a device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0561, Airborne Reconnaissance IX, (23 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949635
Show Author Affiliations
J. L. Captain, Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical (United States)
R. A. Sturz, Pacific E/O Center (United States)

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

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