Accession Number : ADD013369

Title :   In Situ Small Particle Diagnostics.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Dec 85, patented 14 Jul 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Curry, Bill P ; Jones, John H ; Seiber, Brian L ; Price, Lynwood L ; Powell, Homer M

Report Date : 14 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This patent discusses a small particle diagnostic apparatus employing illumination by coherent light of high polarization ratio, polarized separation of the reflected particle scatter optical signals and the ability to consider particles in plural locations of a diagnostic aperture aided by use of a vidicon or other position-sensitive transducer device and an optional image intensifier device. Digital storage and analysis of the particle scatter data and computer control of the optical and analysis sequences are contemplated.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), *PARTICLES, COHERENT OPTICAL RADIATION, COMPUTERS, CONTROL, DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ILLUMINATION, IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), OPTICAL PROPERTIES, POLARIZATION, POSITION(LOCATION), RATIOS, SCATTERING, SENSITIVITY, SEPARATION, SEQUENCES, STORAGE, TRANSDUCERS, VIDICONS

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE