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The KA-102A LOROP Camera
Author(s): Wayne Hull; Werner Frank
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Paper Abstract

Itek recently completed the first of a new 66-inch f/4 camera system for long range oblique photography a version of Itek's earlier 66-inch f/4 cameras. The operating range is from 15 to 60 miles or more. The KA-102A is designed to be carried in a pod on a fighter aircraft. The pod assembly is 166 inches long with a 22-inch diameter over most of its body weight is 1,550 pounds. The lens covers a 41/2- by 41/2-inch format (3.9 degrees side to side); the system can use any one of a number of five-inch format frame camera backs. The camera covers 22 degrees, on either side of the aircraft in six steps, with depression angles of 3 degrees to 25 degrees. The camera is aimed remotely from the cockpit, and is capable of being programmed (by a simple turn of a switch on the control panel) to provide multiple frame width coverage. Therefore, when operating in the triple-width mode the camera will cover a swath of over 11 degrees by several hundred miles. The camera carries up to 1,000 feet of 2.5 mil base film (type 3414 or 3400) and has built-in temperature control, AEC, and focus control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0079, Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I, (8 September 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954816
Show Author Affiliations
Wayne Hull, Itek Corporation (United States)
Werner Frank, Itek Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0079:
Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I
Ed Shea, Editor(s)

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