Accession Number : ADD008605

Title :   Omni-Directional Compound Paraboloid-Hyperboloid Radiation Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cobble,Milan H ; Hull,Wendell C ; Hays,Richard A

Report Date : 02 Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention is a device which receives radiation from a point source, from the sun, or from other means, said radiation being received on the surface of a mirrored paraboloid of revolution which is tracking the point source, though the source may be stationary, and reflects the radiation to the mirrored surface of a confocal hyperboloid of revolution whose shape is dependent on the distance to the desired second focus. The hyperboloid reflects radiation of high intensity to the second focus, where the flux is intensified, using a conical mirrored surface or a compound parabolic concentrator, to a flux intensity approaching the surface flux intensity of the sun. The radiation input to the device may also be from an array of point or distributed sources, such as from an array of lasers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Reflectors, *Mirrors, *Focusing, Inventions, Tracking, Flux density, Lasers, Shape, Parabolas, Hyperbolas, Surfaces

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE