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Design Considerations For Long Focal Length Reconnaissance Systems From An Applications Point Of View
Author(s): Harry F. Koper; Thomas J. Murray
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Paper Abstract

Reconnaissance and surveillance in the U.S. Navy supports the prime Navy mission areas of strategic deterrence, sea control and projection of power ashore. Typically, the prime mission equipments developed for these missions have concentrated on the latter two, which are considered "tactical" missions as opposed to the former, which, as its title indicates, is a "strategic" mission, currently supported through national assets. This paper reviews recent changes in tactical doctrine within the Navy as related to reconnaissance data collection in the lethal anti-air environment which is anticipated throughout the 1980's and 1990's. The Long Range Oblique Photographic (LOROP) camera, never before utilized in the Navy inventory, is now considered a valid means for improving survivability and providing the degree of information necessary to support the battle group. An analysis of the "nice to have" features of the LOROP camera and their relation to Navy requirements are presented for both the tactical, hot war scenario and the peacetime, open-ocean surveillance scenario.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0242, Long Focal Length, High Altitude Standoff Reconnaissance, (23 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959262
Show Author Affiliations
Harry F. Koper, Naval Air Development Center (United States)
Thomas J. Murray, Naval Air Development Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0242:
Long Focal Length, High Altitude Standoff Reconnaissance
Donald H. Jarvis, Editor(s)

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