Accession Number : ADD007881

Title :   High Speed Real Time Quantizer and Analog/Digital Converter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McNamara,John V ; Etten,Paul Van

Report Date : 07 Oct 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A system for performing real time quantization and analog/digital conversion of an analog waveform operating with analog input signals over one gigahertz bandwidth is realized by utilizing a CRT type device in which the electron beam is deflected by the analog input waveform. The deflected electron beam strikes a fast phosphor screen and an externally positioned target consisting of light sensitive elements arranged in a discrete pattern detects and quantizes the signal. The output of the detectors feed an encoder resulting in a binary digital output waveform. The device accepts both unipolar and bipolar video waveform and has parallel output channels such that further circuitry to be employed can operate with reduced bandwidths. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Analog to digital converters, *Waveforms, Real time, Signal processing, Electron beams, Deflection, Cathode ray tube screens, Quantization

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE