Accession Number : AD0257302

Title :   PULSED LIGHT INVESTIGATION

Corporate Author : MOTOROLA INC RIVERSIDE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : HORMAN,MELVIN H.

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Investigation was continued on a pulsed light source of energy for use in an active target seeker for missile guidance. The results are presented of spark brightness measurements made in air and mineral oil at very low energy levels. Representative curves showing brightness as a function of time show that the pulse duration increases with the discharge energy in the oil case. The data obtained from several different connections of the multiple configuration source confirm the preference of both inner and outer conducting paths in conjunction with an extended foil capacitor stack. Several facets affecting the spark characteristics are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GUIDANCE, *GUIDED MISSILES, *HOMING DEVICES, *LIGHT HOMING, *LIGHT PULSES, *OPTICAL TRACKING, AIR, AIRBORNE, BLACKBODY RADIATION, BRIGHTNESS, CAPACITORS, ILLUMINATION, LIGHT, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, MEASUREMENT, MINERAL OILS, SOURCES, TEST EQUIPMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE