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Payload Considerations For RPV/UAV Application
Author(s): Richard A. Sturz; Bertel J. Hansen
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Paper Abstract

Selection of payload components of a modern day remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) or unmanned air vehicle (UAV) is complicated by many factors. The requirement for real time and near real time data from an air vehicle of limited size, and therefore payload capacity, is a difficult prospect. This paper explores the latest electro-optic (E0) systems available to meet the mission requirements as well as the limitations of such devices and their associated systems. The RPV/UAV payload consists of sensor, recorder/playback and data link components. Resolution is a primary consideration in mission effectiveness. Resolution drives system bandwidth and conversely bandwidth limitations restrict system resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1156, Airborne Reconnaissance XIII, (1 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962469
Show Author Affiliations
Richard A. Sturz, Xybion Electronic Systems (United States)
Bertel J. Hansen, Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical (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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