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AN/USQ-28 Aerial Photomapping And Geodetic Surveying System
Author(s): Leo Eichen
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Paper Abstract

The USQ-28 system was developed for the Air Force by the Kollsman Instrument Corporation to provide an improved capability for aerial photomapping and geodetic surveying. Designed to perform as a totally integrated group of equipments, the system will acquire most of the basic mapping data from the air. In a single mission, the aircraft will photographically record some 40,000 square miles of terrain and automatically process and store the auxiliary data for each exposure. The improved navigation and track-keeping accuracies of the system is provided by an inertial navigator which receives periodic updating information from precise electronic ranging or visual checkpoint fixes to known positions on the ground. This capability results in greater data reliability affording a higher rate of success per mission flown. To date, four RC-135 jets have been equipped with Q-28 systems and now represent the most advanced fleet of high-altitude, long-range photomapping air-craft capable of operational missions on a worldwide basis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1967
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0008, Airborne Photo-Optical Instrumentation, (1 August 1967); doi: 10.1117/12.970989
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Leo Eichen, Kollsman Instrument Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0008:
Airborne Photo-Optical Instrumentation
Carleton C. Emery, Editor(s)

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