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Windows For Standoff Reconnaissance - A New Approach
Author(s): R. W. Fisher
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Paper Abstract

Survivability considerations are dictating that airborne reconnaissance and target acquisition be performed at long slant ranges. This has resulted in evolution of very high resolution slewable optical sensors that require large apertures. As a result, installation of these sensors in high performance aircraft generally requires a "dirty" aerodynamic configuration. This can cause reduced aircraft performance due to drag and flow disturbance at engine inlets. Also, optical degradations are created by such installations due to flow field turbulence at the sensor aperture and/or excessive mechanical vibrations at the sensor. Some approaches used to counter this situation are discussed below.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0242, Long Focal Length, High Altitude Standoff Reconnaissance, (23 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959263
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R. W. Fisher, McDonnell Aircraft Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0242:
Long Focal Length, High Altitude Standoff Reconnaissance
Donald H. Jarvis, Editor(s)

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