Accession Number : ADD006980

Title :   Method for Improved Performance of Infrared Vidicon Cameras.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cross,Edward F ; Garber,Wilbur A

Report Date : 26 Feb 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Infra red (IR) vidicon camera tube performance is improved by alternately switching the sensing layer voltage to one of two values in synchronism with the frame rate of an IR TV camera. In operation the sensing layer is switched to a high voltage for two frames and then switched to the normal voltage for one frame readout. Camera tube response is in real time, thereby eliminating need for change in scanning beam rate or subsequent data processing of recorded video data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Infrared vidicons, *Television cameras, Infrared image tubes, Switching circuits, High resolution, Performance(Engineering), Control, High voltage, Synchronization(Electronics)

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Photography
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE