Artillery-Launched Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Final rept. 3 Dec 1973-15 Apr 1974
FAIRCHILD SPACE AND DEFENSE SYSTEMS SYOSSET NY
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The report discusses the test, evaluation, and analysis of a charged coupled device CCD imagery system as might be deployed in artillery launched, parachute dropped, aerial reconnaissance system. An existing 100 x 100 element CCD camera was evaluated for image usefulness when deployed from a parachute. A system analysis was performed on how future 488 x 390 element CCD sensors might be used and the expected performance. It was concluded that the existing 100 x 100 element sensor provided useful information and that the 488 x 390 would do even better. An artillery launched TV system is easily within the state of the art. Winds over the target area would increase camera coverage but must be taken into account when it is desired to deploy the system over specific target coordinates.
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