Accession Number : ADD008841

Title :   Direct Image Conversion Display System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Solarek,Daniel J ; Endicott,Donald L

Report Date : 15 Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A system is provided for viewing a source of visual information, the system including an array of discrete light detecting elements, a given one of the light detecting elements being capable of generating an analog signal which represents the intensity of light which impinges upon it. Adjustable optics are provided for selectively focusing an image of the information source upon the array of light detecting elements so that each of the picture elements comprising the focused image impinges upon a different light detecting element. An electronics package coupled to the array of light detecting elements selectively processes the analog signals, and an array of discrete level display elements provides a viewable image of the visual information, each of the display elements continuously, or uninterruptedly, representing the intensity of the light which impinges upon one of the light detecting elements for the duration of a selected viewing period. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Image converters, *Data displays, *Matrix displays, Optical detectors, Electronics, Analog systems, Focusing, Optical scanning, Control

Subject Categories : Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE