Accession Number : AD0800046

Title :   AN INFRARED IMAGING SYSTEM FOR LAUNCH AND REENTRY MEASUREMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jan 65-Jul 66,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Cross, Edward E. ; Skolnik, Lyn H.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An infrared imaging system is described that has multiple target capability to measure infrared radiation and to obtain spatial data on missiles in the launch, boost, and reentry phases. Unclassified aspects of measurements of launch vehicles and reentry bodies made are discussed. Major components of the system include an infrared vidicon sensitive above 1.2 mu and an f/1.2 optical system with a 6-deg field of view for focusing infrared radiation onto the vidicon sensing surface. The output video is viewed on a television monitor and simultaneously recorded in real time on video tape at normal TV rates. From the video recording, it is possible to obtain an A-scope presentation of any single video line on a per frame basis, and hence the radiant intensity of multiple targets can be quantitatively determined from a single observation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFRARED IMAGE TUBES, VIDICONS), LAUNCHING, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, WAKE, MEASUREMENT, SPECTRUM SIGNATURES, INFRARED RADIATION, INFRARED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, INFRARED DETECTORS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, INFRARED EQUIPMENT, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE