Accession Number : ADD011244

Title :   Programmable Optical Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Contini,D A ; Carsten,T E ; Basta,R J

Report Date : 24 Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A programmable optical sensor is formed by coupling a proximity focused channel intensifier tube to a silicon target vidicon. The photocathode is gated by a first time programmed voltage and the gain of the microchannel plate is also controlled by a second time programmed voltage. The second voltage is less than 1000 volts permitting the use of solid state circuitry. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Optical detectors, *Computer programming, Image intensifiers(Electronics), Voltage, Photocathodes, Silicon, Vidicons, Targets, Microchannel plates, Gates(Circuits)

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE