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Air Force Use Of Aerial Cameras For Instrumentation
Author(s): Donell E. Bjoring
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Paper Abstract

The development of an airborne camera system for the Aerospace Audio-Visual Service is described. It consists of a pod enclosing 16mm cameras facing fore and aft. A need for high-quality production photography, accurately framed, resulted in a closed circuit TV modification with a cockpit monitor. Later, the system suitability to high-altitude coverage of missile launches was recognized. On the Mariner III interplanetary probe, it acquired photo-data of the booster up to an altitude of 68,000 ft. AAVS pods also provided high altitude photography of Mariner IV, Centaur, and Gemini I through VII. In Vietnam, high performance aircraft are using the system to provide film for strike effectiveness as well as documentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1967
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0008, Airborne Photo-Optical Instrumentation, (1 August 1967); doi: 10.1117/12.970988
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Donell E. Bjoring, United States Air Force (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0008:
Airborne Photo-Optical Instrumentation
Carleton C. Emery, Editor(s)

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