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Artillery Launched Television
Author(s): Ernest Ohlhoff; Picatinny Arsenal
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Paper Abstract

An Artillery Launched TV Target Location System will provide real time observation of distant battlefield targets using a parachute deployed all solid state TV camera and RF Link. The camera uses a Fairchild developed Charge Coupled Device (CCD) imager. The system makes use of the major components of the M485-A2 illuminating round for the 155 mm gun, in which the illuminant is replaced with a ballistically matched package comprising the CCD TV camera, battery, RF transmitter, and antenna. The TV pictures are displayed in real time and simultaneously recorded on a video tape recorder. The use of a CCD TV camera makes it practical, for the first time, for this type of system to survive set-back acceleration when the shell is fired.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0079, Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I, (8 September 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954821
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Ernest Ohlhoff, Fairchild Imaging Systems (United States)
Picatinny Arsenal, Fairchild Imaaina Systems (United States)

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

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