Accession Number : AD0515525

Title :   Compact High Resolution Intensifier System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 69-Sep 70,

Corporate Author : BENDIX CORP SOUTHFIELD MICH BENDIX RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Catchpole,Clive E.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This report describes a program of research designed to establish the feasibility of constructing a compact high resolution image intensifier. The image intensifier was designed using a high resolution microchannel plate amplifier, with close tolerance proximity focusing from the photocathode to the phosphor screen. The main cause of loss of image resolution in the tube was established and ways to optimize the resolution were found. Fabrication of high-tolerance indium seals required new techniques to be established, including maintenance of tolerance by using spacers. Results of tube fabrication and recommendations for further action are also given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), RESOLUTION), NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOCATHODES, FOCUSING, INDIUM, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOSPHORESCENT MATERIALS, ELECTRON OPTICS, FIBER OPTICS, WELDING, MANUFACTURING, ELECTROOPTICS, BRIGHTNESS

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE