Accession Number:

AD0163729

Title:

Exploding Mirror for Optical Viewing System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1971-05-18

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The patent describes an exploding mirror for an optical viewing system which will partially self-destruct when a laser beam of a minimum predetermined energy density impinges thereon. Using an epoxy encapsulation method, an explosive charge is placed adjacent a thin film mirror on a glass slide. The opposite side of the mirror is part of the optical sight path of the viewing system. A laser beam of sufficient energy density will cause the explosive charge to detonate, thus blowing out a critical section of the mirror and disrupting the optical sight path, thereby protecting the viewer.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE