Accession Number : AD0647132

Title :   PHYSICAL AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF PROJECTION SCREENS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Mar 66,

Corporate Author : NAVAL TRAINING DEVICE CENTER ORLANDO FLA*

Personal Author(s) : Klaiber,Robert J.

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The scattered, inconsistent and incomplete data in the literature have prompted a comprehensive study of the physical and optical properties of projection screens. A large sample number of front and rear projection screens was obtained, representing the industry line of January 1965. The reflected and transmitted flux distribution of each sample was measured using a small, collimated test beam of white light incident normally and at 45 degrees. A vacuum photodetector, spectrally matched to the eye, was situated on a radius arm and capable of viewing the test sample at any angle in a plane. The reflectance or transmittance of the samples was calculated using data from the measured reflected flux distribution of an easily reproduced magnesium oxide standard. Measurements were made of resolving power and physical properties, and the maximum angular viewing field of each screen was determined for a typical projection geometry and tolerable field brightness gradient. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCREENS(DISPLAYS), OPTICAL PROPERTIES), PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, RESOLUTION, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, REFLECTION, PLASTICS, GLASS, SURFACE PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE