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The Goodrich 3rd generation DB-110 system: successful flight test on the F-16 aircraft
Author(s): Davis Lange; Mrinal Iyengar; Larry Maver; Gavin Dyer; John Francis
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Paper Abstract

The 3rd Generation Goodrich DB-110 system provides users with a three (3) field-of-view high performance Airborne Reconnaissance capability that incorporates a dual-band day and nighttime imaging sensor, a real time recording and a real time data transmission capability to support long range, medium range, and short range standoff and over-flight mission scenarios, all within a single pod. Goodrich developed their 3rd Generation Airborne Reconnaissance Pod for operation on a range of aircraft types including F-16, F-15, F-18, Euro-fighter and older aircraft such as the F-4, F-111, Mirage and Tornado. This system upgrades the existing, operationally proven, 2nd generation DB-110 design with enhancements in sensor resolution, flight envelope and other performance improvements. Goodrich recently flight tested their 3rd Generation Reconnaissance System on a Block 52 F-16 aircraft with first flight success and excellent results. This paper presents key highlights of the system and presents imaging results from flight test.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2007
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 6546, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications IV, 654607 (30 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.730869
Show Author Affiliations
Davis Lange, Goodrich Corp. (United States)
Mrinal Iyengar, Goodrich Corp. (United States)
Larry Maver, Goodrich Corp. (United States)
Gavin Dyer, Goodrich Corp. (United States)
John Francis, Goodrich Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6546:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications IV
Daniel J. Henry, Editor(s)

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