Accession Number : AD0909032

Title :   Spaceborne Intensifier Radiometer for Imaging Ultraviolet Spectroscopy (SIRIUS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jul 68-15 Nov 72,

Corporate Author : BENDIX RESEARCH LABS SOUTHFIELD MI

Personal Author(s) : Michaels, Paul A.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : SIRIUS is a program acronym for a portable Spaceborne Intensifier Radiometer for Imaging Ultraviolet Spectroscopy. The program is a phased continuation of the feasibility effort conducted for the Air Force and reported in the classified (Confidential) Technical Report AFAL-TR-69-331, dated January 1970. The specific objective of the current program was the development of a brassboard model SIRIUS, incorporating a number of improvements not available in the feasibility model. The major improvements are the use of a completely reflective, wide band, ultraviolet lens; the inclusion of a rapid-change image intensifier plug-in-module; the elimination of the Hasselblad camera body; the capability to use unmodified Hasselblad film magazines; and an improved film transport system. The report provides a basic description of the SIRIUS brassboard camera system, operating instructions, and a description of all component sub-systems, supported by separate component part photographs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIOMETERS), (*ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY, (*ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROPHOTOMETERS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT), (*IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), ULTRAVIOLET DETECTORS), ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, SPACEBORNE, FILM TRANSPORT SYSTEMS, POWER SUPPLIES, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), BATTERY CHARGERS, ELECTROOPTICS, ASTRONOMICAL CAMERAS.

Subject Categories : Photography
      Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE