Accession Number : AD0287531

Title :   AN ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED HIGH SPEED STREAK CAMERA

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : SESSOMS,O. VAN P. ; BAILEY,THOMAS W.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The design and development of an electronically controlled high speed streak camera is described. The camera employs a magnetic suspension and drive mechanism which allows a prismatic mirror to be suspended without friction in a magnetic field and to be driven to extremely high rotational velocities. This provides the streak camea with a time resolution and controllability which could not be achieved by more conventional means. The design, development, and initial operation are described, but no performance data is available as technical and administrative problems forced termination of the project before it could be completed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HIGH SPEED CAMERAS, *ROTATING MIRROR CAMERAS, BEARINGS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DESIGN, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MAGNETIC DRIVES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, ROTATING STRUCTURES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE