Accession Number : AD0283636

Title :   APPLICATION OF NEW MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES IN ELECTRON GUN FABRICATION

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/POMONA CALIF

Report Date : 10 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The ultimate goal of this program is to produce electron guns by precision molding or machining. The work includes three phases: Phase I - Design and produce molded parts to make cathode-ray tube guns of the split cylinder type, and develop pilot tubes using these guns. Explore techniques and materials related to this effort including machined electron guns for testing these materials and techniques. Phase II - Develop tube structures composed of complete cylinders employing circumferential grooves to position the various gun elements. Produce the tooling to form the grooves and fabricate the special apertures required. Pilot tubes will be submitted for appraisal. Phase III - Work toward the development of a CRT gun which is a unitized structure. The gun will, if possible, become an integral part of the tube envelope. Completion of Phase III was delayed because of production problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRON GUNS, CATHODE RAY TUBES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, DESIGN, MACHINING, MANUFACTURING, MOLDINGS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE