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Flight demonstration of the CA-261 step frame camera
Author(s): Andre G. Lareau
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses a recently introduced electro-optical (E-O) step frame camera. The camera is designed for visible- spectrum, medium-altitude, wide-area coverage, military tactical reconnaissance. The paper reviews the tactical reconnaissance requirements for modern E-O cameras mandated by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense Airborne REconnaissance Office. Also, camera specifications and major hardware elements are given, followed by camera operational modes and performance. Finally, the paper presents the results of recent demonstration flights, including equipment configuration, flight parameters and resulting imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3128, Airborne Reconnaissance XXI, (21 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283929
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Andre G. Lareau, Recon/Optical, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3128:
Airborne Reconnaissance XXI
Wallace G. Fishell, Editor(s)

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