8 September 1976 Artillery Launched Television
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Proceedings Volume 0079, Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I; (1976) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954821
Event: 1976 SPIE/SPSE Technical Symposium East, 1976, Reston, United States
Abstract
An Artillery Launched TV Target Location System will provide real time observation of distant battlefield targets using a parachute deployed all solid state TV camera and RF Link. The camera uses a Fairchild developed Charge Coupled Device (CCD) imager. The system makes use of the major components of the M485-A2 illuminating round for the 155 mm gun, in which the illuminant is replaced with a ballistically matched package comprising the CCD TV camera, battery, RF transmitter, and antenna. The TV pictures are displayed in real time and simultaneously recorded on a video tape recorder. The use of a CCD TV camera makes it practical, for the first time, for this type of system to survive set-back acceleration when the shell is fired.
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Ernest Ohlhoff, Ernest Ohlhoff, Picatinny Arsenal, Picatinny Arsenal, "Artillery Launched Television", Proc. SPIE 0079, Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I, (8 September 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954821; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954821
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