Accession Number : ADD006730

Title :   Dual Pyroelectric Vidicon Infrared Camera.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Metcalf,Travis W

Report Date : 14 Aug 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Two pyroelectric vidicons are adapted to alternately receive infrared energy radiated from an object by means of a rotating half circle mirror and fixed mirror arrangement. The alternations of the infrared energy received between the two vidicons are synchronized by means of a synchronization and drive circuit adapted to receive frame sync pulses from the camera circuitry. By this arrangement, information is received by the camera 100% of the time. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Vidicons, *Infrared equipment, Pyroelectricity, Dual mode, Synchronization(Electronics), Mirrors, High resolution, Drives(Electronics)

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE