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Compact Video Tape Recorders Of Exceptional Performance And Reliability
Author(s): Don J. Cochran; Alex R. Maxey
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Paper Abstract

With the increased applications of television imaging systems in the Department of Defense and Aerospace industries, requirements for recording this information have increased accordingly. Development of television tape recorders usable in airborne applications has essentially paralleled development of these imaging systems and has suffered similar inconsistencies. Because of the typically complex and fragile nature of television recorders, the industry has directed most of its efforts toward commercial and consumer markets and very few equipments are oriented to high environment applications. As high performance airborne video recorder technology is in its infancy, so is an in-depth understanding of these devices by most users. The text philosophy of this paper is to provide a better understanding of rotary head video recorders in a relatively simple but comprehensive manner and to present Echo Science's approach to solving traditional problems common to these devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1973
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0036, Military Airborne Video Recording: Requirements, Utilization, and Technology, (1 October 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953699
Show Author Affiliations
Don J. Cochran, Echo Science Corporation (United States)
Alex R. Maxey, Echo Science Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0036:
Military Airborne Video Recording: Requirements, Utilization, and Technology
Stanley J. Rostocki, Editor(s)

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