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1 February 1990 Payload Considerations For RPV/UAV Application
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Selection of payload components of a modern day remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) or unmanned air vehicle (UAV) is complicated by many factors. The requirement for real time and near real time data from an air vehicle of limited size, and therefore payload capacity, is a difficult prospect. This paper explores the latest electro-optic (E0) systems available to meet the mission requirements as well as the limitations of such devices and their associated systems. The RPV/UAV payload consists of sensor, recorder/playback and data link components. Resolution is a primary consideration in mission effectiveness. Resolution drives system bandwidth and conversely bandwidth limitations restrict system resolution.
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Richard A. Sturz and Bertel J. Hansen "Payload Considerations For RPV/UAV Application", Proc. SPIE 1156, Airborne Reconnaissance XIII, (1 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962469;


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