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A New IR-Reconnaissance System For The ECR Tornado
Author(s): R. Brede; W. Franke
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Paper Abstract

Manned reconnaissance flights have been driven down to the lowest possible altitudes. Usually airborne optical sensors have less coverage when they are used at extremly low altitudes. Therefore an additional oblique viewing capability is mandatory. Infrared linescanners used during the past 20 years are restricted in their field of view, as well as in resolution at low altitudes and high speeds. Since scan angles of only 120 degrees had been achieved, the resolution presently reached at 200 ft altitude was good enough to identify the target or even to analyze the imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1156, Airborne Reconnaissance XIII, (1 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962468
Show Author Affiliations
R. Brede, BWB-Koblenz (United States)
W. Franke, MBB-Munich (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1156:
Airborne Reconnaissance XIII
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse; Wayne W. Schurter, Editor(s)

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