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Optical Data Conversion Program At White Sands Missile Range
Author(s): Amory D. Hale
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Paper Abstract

This paper covers the Optical data Conversion (ODC) Modernization Program at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). During Phase I, the Telereadex film readers were refurbished using solid-state electronics. The recordex accumulators were replaced by solid-state type and the card punches were replaced by magnetic tape units (MTU's). In Phase II, the capability of reading encoded dials was added to the ODC. Two Contraves AFB-2 readers were purchased to read Contraves Model F type film formats. Each Telereadex was retrofitted with data matrix readers to read Contraves Model F type film formats and Cine-Sextant film formats. Phase III is now in progress. Digital controllers will be retrofitted to the film reading station. The controllers will perform an internal error checking on the data prior to sending it to the data handling system. The data handling system will receive data from all nine of the reading stations. The system will format and store the data until all of the data from a given mission is received. The data will be checked for consistency and will be recorded on magnetic tape which will be used in the data reduction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1978
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0134, Photo- and Electro-Optics in Range Instrumentation, (11 September 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956105
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Amory D. Hale, White Sands Missile Range (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0134:
Photo- and Electro-Optics in Range Instrumentation
Walter J. Carrion; Jed E. Durrenberger; Richard K. Petersen; John Cornell, Editor(s)

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