Accession Number : AD0651060

Title :   STUDY OF DETERMINE DESIGN CRITERIA FOR A STEREO FIBER OPTIC PERISCOPE FOR AIRCRAFT APPLICATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 11 Apr 66-10 Apr 67,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Betz,H. T.

Report Date : 10 APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : A program was conducted to investigate the feasibility of substituting a fiber optics periscope system for conventional direct viewing through the windshield in high performance aircraft operation. The requirements for a stereoscopic image presentation possessing time, distance, and spacial relationship are delineated. The stringent specifications imposed on dual fiber bundles by the stereoscopic application led to the successful development of a single-bundle telescope with flicker-free time sharing. A working model to demonstrate the single-bundle, time-shared system was constructed. Methods for providing display systems with long eye relief and large exit pupils are described. A working model incorporating a large spherical mirror was constructed for use with stereo slides to demonstrate these principles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, PERISCOPES), (*PERISCOPES, *FIBER OPTICS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TELESCOPES, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), OPTICAL EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS, OPTICAL IMAGES, SPACE PERCEPTION

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE