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A Night Photo System For Remotely Piloted Vehicles
Author(s): HENRY S. LAPP
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Avionics Laboratory has developed a night photo system designated as the KS-126A. The KS-126A was designed for the weight-power and size constraints associated with RPV aircraft. The system consists of a pulsed illuminator synchronized to a single 70mm camera. The camera is unique in two respects; (1) one tube; (2) the camera makes use of a rotating carousel or turntable having three prisms, each one providing a 40" x 40" view of the ground. The system was delivered in an RF4C centerline pod so that flight testing could be effectively accomplished by a controllable high performance air-craft. Results of experiments to simulate the RPV flight environment in a ground dynamic analyzer and the RF4C centerline pod will be discussed. Also the flight test results and KS-l26/BGM-34C vehicle interface problems will be addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1976
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0079, Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I, (8 September 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954819
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Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0079:
Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I
Ed Shea, Editor(s)

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