Accession Number : AD0894545

Title :   Laser Diagnostic Sensor Study.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 15 Apr-15 Aug 71,

Corporate Author : ITEK CORP LEXINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Kenemuth,John R.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : A 4-month program was undertaken in four tasks areas: (1) analysis, (2) experimental work, (3) sensor design, and (4) technology development forecast. Task 1 consisted of a study of the application of current state of the art upconversion technology as a 10.6-micrometer diagnostic sensor. Task 2 consisted of design and operation of an experiment to determine the present limiting resolution capability of upconversion as applied to diagnostic sensing, and whether a resolution in the upconverted image of 100 x 100 line pairs can be achieved. Task 3 consisted of preparation of conceptual design specifications for each identified subsystem block to achieve the per formance requirements. Task 4 consisted of determining technology advancements required should current limitations prevent accomplishment of the required performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IMAGE CONVERTERS, INFRARED IMAGES), (*INFRARED DETECTORS, IMAGE CONVERTERS), GAS LASERS, INFRARED LASERS, FREQUENCY MULTIPLIERS, RESOLUTION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE