Flight test comparison of the photographic resolution capability of a miniature camera and a standard aerial camera.
Burke, Robert F.
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In present day aerial photography, the size and weight limitations on modern military reconnaissance systems have led to serious consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of camera miniaturization. If a standard format aerial camera is described as one having a 9 X 9 inch format, those of a smaller size may be termed miniature aerial cameras. They are generally considered to be those having film widths of 5 inches, 4 1/2 inches and 70 millimeters. The purpose of this thesis was to make a flight test comparison of the photographic resolution capabilities of one miniature camera, the 70 X 70 mm format P-2, with a standard Air Force K-17 cameras. Two lenses were used with each camera: 80 mm and 150 mm, f/2.8 Schneider Xenotars with the P-2 and 6" and 12" Kodak Aero Ektars with the K- 17. The primary objective was to determine whether, in spite of the reduced image size (scale), the miniature camera can at least match the standard camera in information gathering capability. Since the emulsion plays an important part in the system, several different types were considered in detail. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University
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