04.11.2005 11:48 AM
Fiber transceiver links 360-degree tracking system

Edwards Air Force Base is using point-of-view (POV) fiber optic transceiver modules from Telecast Fiber Systems to test is 360-degree aircraft tracking system.

The POV systems are specially equipped with optical and electrical multiplexing that permits high-density bi-directional transmission to and from the operations center.

Flight Vision can track any object flying in its vicinity. It is located on the top of a building that also houses the control room. It consists of three three-chip Hitachi and Sony analog video cameras that are equipped with interchangeable lenses from Davro and Flir and mounted onto a robotic pedestal. With the POV system, a single operator using a joystick can rotate the pedestal 360 degrees and tilt it so the cameras point straight up to track and record flight information of the aircrafts under test.

For more information, visit www.telecast-fiber.com.

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