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A Stabilization System I For A Large Aperture Reconnaissance Camera
Author(s): Daniel L. Crabtree; Michael Bown
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Paper Abstract

Performance requirements for Long Range Oblique Photography (LOROP) cameras are a principal driver for system stabilization requirements. Systems analysis can predict the stabilization level required for a given Ground Resolved Distance (GRD) under specific conditions. This information is used then as a basis for the stabilization design in which choices for bearings, passive isolators and active devices can be selected. In this paper, we show examples of GRD's versus residual rate errors for various ranges of a panning system. We also discuss how both active and passive isolation techniques can be used to achieve a desired performance level. The CA-990 LOROP camera system is used as an example of how multifaceted stabilization techniques can be used to create a very precise pann-ing camera system in a high-vibration environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1156, Airborne Reconnaissance XIII, (1 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962490
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel L. Crabtree, CAI, a Division of RECON/OPTICAL, INC. (United States)
Michael Bown, CAI, a Division of RECON/OPTICAL, INC. (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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