Accession Number : ADD010368

Title :   Radiation Scanning and Detection System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cameron,Scott H

Report Date : 08 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A source of radiation is detected by an optical scanning system including a rotating mirror and an array of V-shaped detector elements. The detectors are arranged in vertically stacked pairs in a common plane, with the time of travel of a target image between a given pair of detectors determining the azimuth and elevation coordinates of the target. Signals from the detectors are amplified, filtered and passed through a processor which provides the desired information from the time and spatial relationships of the target and detectors. Each pair of detectors covers a given sector of the elevation angle scanned by the total array. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Infrared detectors, *Optical scanning, *Mirrors, *Indium antimonides, Stripes, Preamplifiers, Signal processing, Spatial distribution, Digital filters, Stacking, Scanning, Sources, Images, Radiation, Elevation, Time, Scanners, Vertical orientation, Angles, Targets, Coordinates, Detectors

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Optics
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE