AffiliationUS Army – Army Futures Command
CCDC – Armament Center - Precision Munition Instrumentation Division Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
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CitationRotundo, A., Choi, J. H., & Vega, G. (2021). Video Recording in a Tactical Environment. International Telemetering Conference Proceedings, 56.
AbstractImagers are being evaluated for their feasibility on munitions to record performance metrics and increase functionality. The Armaments Center is working to prove the practicality of such sensors by retrofitting an armament to evaluate its advantages. The instrumented projectile is also equipped with an independent guidance electronics unit (GEU) and optical seeker. A high-speed on board recorder is crucial in gathering both GEU navigation and guidance data and imager data. Having to record image files uncompressed and GEU guidance & navigation data simultaneously required a 40Mbps data rate, pushing USB 2.0 protocol to its max transfer rate. Using an FX3 USB Controller, custom firmware was developed to reduce typical overhead present on commercial memory devices to obtain rates suitable to record the necessary image frame rate (15 fps) to assess feasibility of a tactical seeker.