Accession Number : ADD009228

Title :   Light Burst Activity Analyzer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Copeland,Hugh D

Report Date : 01 Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Apparatus is provided for analyzing the structure of light burst activity which is generated by a particular light source, such as a group of bioluminescent organisms. The apparatus includes a photon detector for detecting discrete photons of light occurring proximate to the source during each sampling time in a series of sampling times, and further includes a countercoupled to the photon detector for providing successive photon counts, a photon count being the number of discrete photons detected by the photon detector during one of the sampling times. A pulse height analyzing device is coupled to the counter for providing a distribution of the photon counts over the sampling time series. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Optical detectors, *Photons, *Light sources, *Bioluminescence, Sea water, Counters, Pulse height analyzers, Sampling, Time, Emission spectra, Optical communications

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE