Accession Number:

AD0905696

Title:

Compass Preview Trade-Off Studies.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Aug 71,

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP CORP PALOS VERDES PENINSULA CA ELECTRONICS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

280.0

Abstract:

A conceptual system design, consisting of an imagery viewer and peripheral supporting equipment, was developed. The Compass Preview design provides the capability to 1 View photographic and data link transmitted imagery 2 Vary the magnification of imagery over a wide range 3 Electronically rectify an image 4 Automatically mensurate lineal dimensions and target locations with direct readout 5 Electronically recall and display stored imagery coincident with currently diplayed mission imagery 6 View imagery in stereo 7 Provide a high resolution copy of displayed annotated imagery for documentary use 8 Enhance diplayed imagery 9 Handle photo imagery with film widths varying from 35 mm to 9-12 inches and 10 Modularly adapt new technological advances without major redesign. The program considered possible employment concepts and the interfacing characteristics of associated systems so as to develop a design that can be readily transformed from a concept to a prototype model for operational evaluation.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE