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A New Film For Reconnaissance And Earth Resources Applications
Author(s): B. K. Boller
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Paper Abstract

A new aerial film (Kodak Panatomic-X Aerecon II film 3412 [Estar thin base]) with improved speed-grain qualities has been developed for reconnaissance and earth resources applications. Although primarily for these applications, the film's unique properties have broad image-recording capabilities. Realizing the need for an improved speed film of high quality for general recording purposes, 3412 has been designed for processing in the Kodak Versamat film processors, model V-11 or model V-1140. The model V-1140 processor will provide throughput capability of up to 40 feet per minute. The sensitometric speed of 3412 is improved over that of Kodak Panatomic-X Aerecon film 3410 (Estar thin base) with improved resolution and granularity approaching that of Kodak high definition aerial film 3414 (Estar thin base). Flight tests, comparing 3410 to 3412, demonstrate the dramatic effect of the improved speed and quality of 3412. These features coupled with extended red panchromatic sensitivity and simple, high-speed processing afford greater flexibility in the increasingly complex field of image recording technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0242, Long Focal Length, High Altitude Standoff Reconnaissance, (23 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959268
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B. K. Boller, Eastman Kodak 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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