Accession Number : AD0429504

Title :   RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF AIRBORNE THERMOPLASTIC REAL-TIME RECORDER-DISPLAY.

Descriptive Note : Interim engineering rept.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO ITHACA N Y ADVANCED ELECTRONICS CENTER

Report Date : FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Efforts were directed toward several preliminary investigations conducted on specific thermoplastic recorder-display system problems; and presents an overall system design, and an electrical, optical, and mechanical system speci fication. Several investigations were carried out to permit defining the system performance characteristics, and to isolate and resolve any problem areas. The principal investigations were concerned with: (1) Optical design, (2) Dynamic range and transfer function of thermoplastic tape, and (3) Line scan integration. Additional investigations were conducted on the airborne vacuum system, the electron gun, and the tape transport design. Although many of the technical areas considered in these studies are interrelated, the studies are presented separately for the purpose of clarity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RECORDING SYSTEMS, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS), (*AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, RECORDING SYSTEMS), MAPPING, REAL TIME, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, RESOLUTION, ELECTRON BEAMS, AIRBORNE, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE