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High Performance Image Recorders For Multiple Sensor Applications
Author(s): Stephen L. Corsover
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Paper Abstract

Multiple sensors provide reconnaissance coverage over a wide range of weather and lighting situations as well as over a range of platform operational scenarios. This paper addresses the requirement for an image recorder for reconnaissance ground stations in which image data from multiple sensors can be processed. Sensor types include electro-optical sensors using multi-element CCD detector arrays, infrared line scan sensors using arrays of detectors and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Side Looking Sensors (SAR/SLAB). Each of these sensors has particular scanning parameters and data rates. To be useful in a multisensor environment, an image recorder must be able to adapt its recording parameters and interface to accommodate the sensor requirements. The primary recording parameters that are effected by a requirement for multi-sensor capability are film velocity and thoughput, line rate, pixels per line, resolution and linearity. The range of performance required for each of these parameters and the techniques used to accommodate the range are presented. A versatile interface is another feature of an image recorder that facilitates use in a multi-sensor environment. Examples of specialized interfaces are given. The application of mature, proven technology to requirements for high resolution image recording systems is addressed and several examples are given. Features and capabilities are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1079, Hard Copy Output, (6 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952780
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Stephen L. Corsover, GE Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1079:
Hard Copy Output
Leo Beiser; Stephen L. Corsover; John M. Fleischer; Vsevolod S. Mihajlov; Ken-Ichi Shimazu, Editor(s)

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