Accession Number : AD0499796

Title :   A New Type Infrared Imaging System,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Scanlon, W. W.

Report Date : 16 APR 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An infrared image system is proposed which uses photoconductors, such as PbTe, which have short time constants. This image system would be able to reveal objects due to their emitted infrared radiation in the atmospheric windows occurring from 3 to 5 microns. Design characteristics are discussed. Calculations indicate a maximum image definition of 5000 points per picture when existing PbTe cells are used as detectors.

Descriptors :   (*INFRARED IMAGE TUBES, PASSIVE SYSTEMS), INFRARED PHOTOCONDUCTORS, LEAD COMPOUNDS, TELLURIDES, THERMAL TARGETS, INFRARED RADIATION, THERMAL RADIATION, INFRARED IMAGES.

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE