Accession Number:

AD0463942

Title:

AIRFIELD TELEVISION CONTROL CENTER MOBILE UNIT EVALUATION

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR TEST FACILITY LAKEHURST NJ SHIP INSTALLATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-05-06

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report presents results of evaluation of Ampex Corporations Airfield Television Control Center Mobile Unit. This equipment was used to monitor F-104G aircraft launchings and F-104G and A-4B aircraft arrestments from a SATS matting strip site. The system incorporates magnetic-tape recording and playback capability of video and audio information. There are three television cameras in the system One manned television camera, mounted on the roof of the trailer, has planning and zooming capabilities a second automatic camera is located in a pit on centerline of matting with an up-and-down mirror and glide- slope presentation capability pertinent data recorded by a third camera, located in the trailer, can be superimposed simultaneously on the monitors with the output of either the manned camera or the automatic runway centerline camera. An infrared detector system is used to automatically lower the centerline camera mirror when infrared radiation from an aircrafts exhaust is detected. Raising and lowering the mirror can also be accomplished by either the LSO or television console operator.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE