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Sensor Configuration For A Short To Medium Range Reconnaissance Pod
Author(s): Ingvar H. Johansson
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Paper Abstract

The GREEN BARON pod is designed and developed specifically for penetrating reconnaissance and for reconnaissance up to medium distance. An Infra Red Line Scanner (IRLS) in combination with a panoramic camera are the main short range sensors, the IRLS as an allweather sensor and the panoramic camera to get horizon to horizon coverage and stereo interpretation. For reconnaissance up to medium distance our choice was a camera with 12 inch focal length. This focal length gives moderate focusing problems when operating over a wide distance range. Influence on performance caused by environment is easier to deal with compared to operating a camera with longer focal length. This paper concentrates on the reasons for choosing a focal length of 12 inch for the pod.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0694, Airborne Reconnaissance X, (20 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.936769
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Ingvar H. Johansson, FFV Aerotech (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0694:
Airborne Reconnaissance X
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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