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Data Annotation In Small-Format Reconnaissance Camera Systems
Author(s): W. E Dormbert; L D. Van Valkenburgh
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Paper Abstract

The designer of a new small-format reconnaissance camera system will be faced with the problem of providing data annotation in the form of a MIL-STD-782 code block. Some solutions to the problem of providing the necessary optical interface with an annotation device in a limited space are discussed and evaluted. Other factors which might affect both the camera system design and the annotation system design include the possible need for annotation on moving film, and for providing data annotation in a multi-sensor system operating asynchronously at high frame rates. The camera system designer should be aware of the implications of these requirements and of solutions which are available in the latest generatiom of, annotatia, systems, including capabilities for adaptive frame timing, sensor priority, alternate or selectable binary coded and alpha-numeric blocks, and skew compensation. The current availability of solid state LED or gas-discharge cell annotation heads offers another option in system design. Capabilities and limitation of these, devices are compared to those of the conventional CRT annotator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1975
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0058, Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems, (1 September 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954343
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W. E Dormbert, Fairchild Space and Electronics Company (United States)
L D. Van Valkenburgh, Fairchild Space and Electronics Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0058:
Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems
Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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