Accession Number : AD0163744

Title :   Peltier-Controlled Bolometer Temperature Reference Technique.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Dreitzler,David R. ; Thorn,Lawrence B. ; Yell,Roy E.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The invention provides a means for stabilizing the thermal operating point of a thermistor bolometer. The detector block on which the thermistors are mounted is maintained at a predetermined temperature. The compensating thermistor mounted on the detector block is connected in a Wheatstone Bridge configuration to thereby cause a signal to be generated which causes Peltier cooling or heating of the block as the situation requires.

Descriptors :   (*BOLOMETERS, *PATENTS), THERMISTORS, TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE