Accession Number : AD0163729
Title : Exploding Mirror for Optical Viewing System.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Holland,Richard J. ; Sztaukay,Zoltan G. ; Kilduff,Timothy J.
Report Date : 18 MAY 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The patent describes an exploding mirror for an optical viewing system which will partially self-destruct when a laser beam of a minimum predetermined energy density impinges thereon. Using an epoxy encapsulation method, an explosive charge is placed adjacent a thin film mirror on a glass slide. The opposite side of the mirror is part of the optical sight path of the viewing system. A laser beam of sufficient energy density will cause the explosive charge to detonate, thus blowing out a critical section of the mirror and disrupting the optical sight path, thereby protecting the viewer.
Descriptors : (*SAFETY DEVICES, *PATENTS), (*COHERENT RADIATION, PROTECTION), LASERS, OPTICAL SIGHTS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, MIRRORS
Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE