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TECHNICAL PAPERS

Simulation of a Mortar Launched, Parachute Deployed Battlefield Imaging System

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Geoffrey Frost, Mark Costello

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 126(3), 583-594 (Dec 03, 2004) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1789974 History: Received November 06, 2003; Online December 03, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Mortar launched, parachute deployed battlefield imaging system schematic
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Mortar and imaging system reference frames
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Moving image, pixel blur=2.0±0.5 pixels
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Moving image, pixel blur=10.0±3.0 pixels
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Moving image, pixel blur=40±5.0 pixels
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Altitude time history (nominal)
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Body velocity time history (nominal)
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Roll rate time history (nominal)
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Canister and parachute angle of attack time history (nominal)
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Pixel scale (resolution) versus ground area captured (nominal)
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Pixel blur (clarity) versus camera height (nominal)
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Roll rate time history (nominal—bearing joint)
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Pixel blur (clarity) versus camera height (nominal—bearing joint)
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Average rate of descent and number of images captured versus canister weight
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Total ground area and average camera angle off vertical versus riser length
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Average pixel blur and range of pixel blur per canister oscillation versus riser length
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Total ground area and average camera angle off vertical versus change in forward placement of the canister center of gravity
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Average edge pixel blur and range of pixel blur per canister oscillation versus change in forward placement of the canister center of gravity
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Total ground area and average camera angle off vertical versus attachment offset
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Average edge pixel blur and range of pixel blur per canister oscillation versus attachment offset

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