1 September 1975 Considerations For Optimization Of Small Format Cameras
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Camera format reductions may be sought to achieve such advantages as increased cycling rate, more exposure per mission, bulk, weight, or cost reduction, and reduced maintenance or improved reliability. Optimization is hereby defined as the selection of format offering the greatest improvement in desired qualities and penalties is hereby implied, which will vary with the application. Two hypothetical applications, one in small RPV's and the other in high performance manned aircraft are considered. Conceptual designs for these applications will be developed and results validated by comparison with existing designs. The interplay of film characteristics and camera optical and mechanical performance re-quirements will be treated in detail. Aircraft characteristics and available data inputs to the camera system from the aircrafts navigation and fire control systems will be considered, insofar as they affect camera design features.
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Jerome S. Goldhammer, Jerome S. Goldhammer, } "Considerations For Optimization Of Small Format Cameras", Proc. SPIE 0058, Effective Utilization and Application of Small Format Camera Systems, (1 September 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954339; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954339


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