Accession Number : AD0164853
Title : Reflaxiconic (Reflective) Collimator.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Edmonds,Walter R.
Report Date : 30 MAY 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 12
Abstract : The patent application describes a reflecting type collimator including a first, inner conical mirror located on the central axis of the collimator and disposed in the path of, and reflecting a divergent incident light beam in a radially outward direction; a second, outer, concentrically-arranged, truncated conical mirror receiving, dividing and reflecting the radially-outward directed light beam into a hollow cylinder configuration to the rear; a third, outer, concentrically-arranged, truncated conical mirror receiving and reflecting the hollow cylindrical-light beam radially inward towards the collimator-central axis; and a fourth, conical mirror located on the collimator-central axis, and receiving and reflecting the light beam being radially inwardly directed thereto into a recombined, solid and collimated or parallel beam emerging from the rear of the collimator.
Descriptors : *Collimators, Patents, Reflection, Mirrors
Subject Categories : Optics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE