Accession Number : AD0281915

Title :   RF TO OPTISONIC BOLOMETER.

Descriptive Note : Final engineering technical rept.

Corporate Author : CAPEHART CORP RICHMOND HILL N Y

Report Date : 01 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The RF to optisonic bolometer system consists of separate transmitting and receiving units operating over an ultrasonic data link. The miniature transmitter is completely self-contained and may be inserted completely within the electroexplosive device, transmitting out through the device structure by means of an ultrasonic carrier. Transmitter modulator information is provided by a thermistor which detects and measures the infrared radiation given off by the detonating bridge wires. In operation, the transmitter is substituted for the igniter in an electroexplosive device and the remote receiver monitors the bridge wire temperature as the device is subjected to an electromagnetic radiation environment. An operational system was tested. Data, relating bridge wire characteristics to numerous parameters, were compiled. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BOLOMETERS, *ELECTRIC DETONATORS, *INFRARED RADIATION, *TEMPERATURE WARNING SYSTEMS, *ULTRASONIC RADIATION, DESIGN, DETECTORS, ELECTRIC BRIDGES, ELECTRIC WIRE, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, HAZARDS, MINIATURE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE