TRANSFER, INSTALLATION AND FLIGHT TESTING OF THE MODIFIED AIRBORNE OIL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (AOSS II) IN A HC-130B AIRCRAFT

The prototype airborne oil surveillance system (AOSS I) developed for the U.S. Coast Guard by Aerojet ElectroSystems under Contract DOT-CG-22170A was modified and transferred from a HU-16 aircraft to a HC-130B aircraft. The added capabilities of the new system configuration were verified by a flight test program. Modifications to the system included (1) the addition of a high resolution aerial reconnaissance camera, (2) the addition of a dual look (left and right) capability for the SLAR, (3) automatic SLAR target position location, (4) an airborne remote temperature measurement capability, (5) simultaneous multispectral recording capability for the IR-UV line scanner data, and (6) improved processing of passive microwave imager data. The proven system capabilities of AOSS I combined with the added capabilities incorporated into AOSS II provide a unique and valuable system to support all U.S. Coast Guard missions. The system is currently operational and based at Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerojet Electrosystems Company

    Azusa, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Mecks, D C
    • Bommarito, J J
    • Schwantje, R S
    • Edgerton, A T
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Pagination: 148 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175953
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AESC-5546, USCG-D-60-77
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-52660-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2002 12:00AM