Stroke-to-Raster Scan Converters

Model SSC/300 Stroke-to-Video Scan Converter
Model SSC/300 Stroke-to-Video Scan Converter

The Model SSC/300 Stroke-to-Video Scan Converter is a rugged, flight-worthy unit designed to convert cockpit stroke video from XYZ vector to a standard raster video format. The converted video can then be recorded, displayed, switched or transmitted using standard video equipment. Stroke video is generated by a variety of random-deflection devices, including certain radar and sonar devices, spectrum analyzers, and Heads Up Display (HUD) generators. A choice of RS-170 or PAL formats are available.

The SSC/300 accepts a wide range of inputs. Separate gain and offset adjustments for X, Y, and Z are provided in the unit to permit calibration. The calibration potentiometers are easily accessed by removing the SSC/300’s front cover. Jumper selectable controls are also provided to invert each vector input or select balanced or unbalanced signals.

High quality video is generated by a combination of high frequency sampling and an advanced scaling algorithm. Scaling is an important consideration when converting computer-generated graphics or alpha numerics to a raster format.

The SSC/300 is designed to meet the requirements for airborne operation (MIL-STD-810E/MIL-STD-461C). The metal housing, conduction cooling and MIL-rated power converters permit the unit to provide reliable performance even in the harshest conditions.

  1. Converts XYZ Stroke Video (HUD, Radar, Sonar, Spectrum analyzer) to raster video
  2. Supports RS-170 or PAL Formats
  3. Advanced Scaling algorithm provides excellent output video quality
  4. Accepts a wide range of stroke (XYZ) input signals
  5. Selected Decay Rates
  6. Internal test signal confirms proper operation to provide for fault isolation
  7. Flight-worthy Package

  1. View Stroke video on standard displays
  2. Permits use of standard equipment for mission recording
  3. Conversion to standard video simplifies switching and transmission