Accession Number : ADD013397

Title :   Anamorphic System for Redundancy in Coherent Fiber Optic Bundle Transmission.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 19 Mar 81, patented 8 Mar 83,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Baldwin, Dorothy M

Report Date : 08 Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An optical transmission system for eliminating picture element information loss during the transmission of a circular image forming light beam through a fiber optics bundle. Included in the optical transmission system is an image source which emits the image forming light beam, a first pair cylindrical shaped mirrors adapted for amplifying the image forming light beam in a predetermined direction such that it will assume an elliptical configuration, and the fiber optics bundle which transmits the image forming light beam from the first pair of cylindrical shaped mirrors to a second pair of cylindrical shaped mirrors. The second pair of cylindrical shaped mirrors, in turn, reduce the image forming light beam to circular configuration so as to allow for the broadcasting of the image forming light beam upon a reflective display screen such that a visual image is formed upon the reflective display screen. Breakage of one or more fibers within the fiber optics bundle will not distort the visual image broadcast upon the reflective display screen since the image forming light beam was amplified by the first pair cylindrical shaped mirrors prior to being transmitted through the fiber optics bundle.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *LIGHT TRANSMISSION, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, *OPTICAL IMAGES, *PATENTS, BUNDLES, CIRCULAR, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, ELLIPSES, IMAGES, LIGHT, LOSSES, MIRRORS, PICTURES, RADIO BROADCASTING, REDUNDANCY, REFLECTION, SCREENS(DISPLAYS), SHAPE, SOURCES, VISION

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE