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Solid state memory in Recce systems
Author(s): Wallace G. Fishell
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Paper Abstract

Advanced manned and unmanned Recce Systems are using electro-optical (EO) sensors for real-time image acquisition and for imagery enhancement abilities while giving up some resolution. These sensors have eliminated film and use all solid state components. But have they really? They have pushed a media problem out of the sensor into the tape recorder. When ATARS requirements were written and during the period it was being developed, there seemed to be no alternative other than using tape recorders. But today, with the proliferation of telecommunication electronics, memory chip development has accelerated. Solid state video recorders for avionics applications have become a reality, as they are for space system applications. This move to EO sensors for real-time benefits has not yet reaped the benefit of computerized mission planning with its associated solid state data transfer capability. As previously reported, Recce Cycle shortening capability has existed for several years, but is still not fully implemented. As elsewhere, application of new technologies to our historic problems can produce low risk solutions for Recce Systems. Applications of solid state memory technology to Recce Systems are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2555, Airborne Reconnaissance XIX, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218607
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Wallace G. Fishell, Orbital Sciences Corp./Fairchild Defense (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2555:
Airborne Reconnaissance XIX
Wallace G. Fishell; Arthur A. Andraitis; Paul A. Henkel; Alfred C. Crane Jr., Editor(s)

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