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EO/IR dual-band reconnaissance system DB-110
Author(s): Richard G. Sementelli
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Paper Abstract

Itek is developing a low-cost, small, compact, lightweight electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) dual-band reconnaissance sensor for tactical as well as high-altitude standoff applications. This sensor is a derivative of SYERS, an operational U.S. Government system developed by Itek. The DB-110's direct viewing reflective optic sensor is inertially stabilized to provide high- resolution imagery when operating in severe vibration environments. Its visible silicon CCD focal plane with TDI (time delay integration) and high quantum efficiency indium antimonide (InSb) IR focal plane provide continuous ground coverage, spot coverage, and stereo coverage in both bands simultaneously or individually, over a wide range of operational conditions. The sensor's small size and its light weight permit pod installation or in-board installation in various high-performance aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. The DB-110 sensor system, currently under development, includes a reconnaissance management system (RMS) and is intended to interface with various airborne digital tape or solid state recorders and digital datalinks for real-time transmission to ground stations. The first unit is scheduled to be ready for flight testing in the spring of 1996.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2555, Airborne Reconnaissance XIX, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218615
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Richard G. Sementelli, Litton Itek Optical Systems (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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