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Airborne Data Annotation Systems (ADAS): Responsive To The Evolution Of Reconnaissance Systems
Author(s): Wallace G. FisheIl
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Paper Abstract

Most military ADAS equipment are required to annotate film per MIL-STD-782 which defines the +3 (excess three) BCD code block format. This coded standard and the recently established alpha-numeric format are illustrated and explained in the paper. Data inputs for inclusion in these formats have evolved from the mostly analog types to the mostly digital form used in the most recent Sensor Control/Data Display System developed for the Navy Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS). The basic annotation functional interface requirements are defined. Annotation devices have predominantly used CRT's; however, fixed geometry devices such as LEDs have been developed and are briefly compared with the CRT devices. Auxiliary inputs and outputs such as tape interfaces and data link outputs are briefly discussed. Sensor control functions such as cycle rates and FAICs are usually included with the ADAS functions today. Future systems utilizing two way communications with navigational computers will include, transmission of control and status parameters to and from all sensors in the reconnaissance system through a single interface to the ADAS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1979
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0175, Airborne Reconnaissance IV, (1 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957200
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Wallace G. FisheIl, FairchiId Industries, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0175:
Airborne Reconnaissance IV
Charles Haney; Donald Jarvis, Editor(s)

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