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Electro-optical imaging array with motion compensation
Author(s): Andre G. Lareau
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Paper Abstract

An electro-optical (E-O) area array reconnaissance detector has been developed which accomplishes forward motion compensation electronically and without moving parts. The detector is organized into column groups which can be individually clocked at separate and controlled rates to accommodate graded image motion which occurs when viewing objects from a moving platform, such as a reconnaissance aircraft. The advantage of this development is that is permits E-O imaging using area array detectors (i.e., a framing sensor) which allow reconnaissance mission profiles and tactics very similar to those available when using film cameras. These mission profiles and tactics afford a distinct improvement in the survivability of the aircraft and aircrew over current linear `pushbroom' sensor technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 1993
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2023, Airborne Reconnaissance XVII, (20 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165514
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Andre G. Lareau, Recon/Optical, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2023:
Airborne Reconnaissance XVII
Paul A. Henkel; Thomas W. Augustyn; Wallace G. Fishell, Editor(s)

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