Accession Number : AD0818029

Title :   CONVERSION OF MILLIMETER WAVE IMAGES INTO VISIBLE DISPLAYS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s) : Jacobs, Harold ; Hofer, Ronald C. ; Morris, George E. ; Horn, Edward Y.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : A new method is suggested, in which millimeter or submillimeter wave images are converted to visible displays. This technique can be applied to either coherent or incoherent radiation, giving the same power response per unit area for either case. The proposed device depends upon the principle of conductivity modulating a germanium panel by means of light or an electron beam in selected areas, and thereby controlling the transmission of millimeter wave energy through the semiconductor medium. Laboratory tests are reported in which displays have been obtained from several configurations of point sources of millimeter wave radiation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *IMAGE CONVERTERS), (*MILLIMETER WAVES, (*SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, IMAGE CONVERTERS), IMAGES, VIDEO SIGNALS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, GERMANIUM, SEMICONDUCTORS, CONDUCTIVITY, MODULATION, LIGHT, ELECTRON BEAMS, OPTICS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE