Accession Number : ADD011287

Title :   Photo-Reconnaissance System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Verdier,J E

Report Date : 10 Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A photo-reconnaissance system is disclosed in which the landscape is photographed on film. The film is then developed and scanned by electro-optical sensors. The output signal from the E-O sensors is transmitted to a ground station where it is demultiplexed and displayed on a plurality of television type monitors. An operator can view the reconnaissance scene in near-real time and transmit commands back to the airborne station directing a change in flight course or a magnification of a particular target. A permanent record of the reconnaissance scene can be obtained either from the on-board film or by making a print from the televesion type montiors.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Photographic reconnaissance, *Photographic data links, Aerial reconnaissance, Aerial cameras, Photographic processors, Ground stations

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE