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Comparison Of Forward Oblique Scanning Sensor To Infrared Line Scanner For Collection Of Reconnaissance Imagery Data
Author(s): S. E. Shimer; L. E. Hamm; B. L. Biesterfeld; C. C. Varner
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the results of a flight test conducted by Ball Aerospace Systems Group (BASG) to evaluate, for reconnaissance and surveillance purposes, a forward oblique scanning sensor (FOSS) and an infrared line scanner (IRLS ). The paper discusses the sensor analysis, hardware/hardware installations, test objectives, procedures, and test results. Both a stabilized-gimballed framing sensor and an IRLS were flown during the spring of 1988 over a variety of civilian and military targets. The FOSS was microprocessor-controlled, enabling the framing imaging sensor to cover a wide field of regard (FOR) with a high-resolution narrow field-of-view (NFOV) sensor without gaps in the ground coverage. The IRLS had a 180-deg FOV, moderate resolution, and was flown simultaneously with the FOSS. Results of ground coverage modeling for the FOSS and IRLS are also presented. The comparison results are summarized and parameters such as video presentation format, off- and on-axis performance, terrain effects, ground processing techniques, and V/H are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1989
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1111, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing III, (26 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.977977
Show Author Affiliations
S. E. Shimer, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
L. E. Hamm, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
B. L. Biesterfeld, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
C. C. Varner, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1111:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing III
Sankaran Gowrinathan, Editor(s)

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