Accession Number:

AD0259451

Title:

DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF EXPERIMENTAL STRESSED-PLATE SHUTTER SYSTEMS

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ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS INC PASADENA CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The report describes the design, fabrication, and testing of two experimental models of a large aperture stressed-plate shutter to be used in investigating its potential as a practical antiflash device. Unclassified performance requirements of anti-flash shutters are reviewed along with the operation of the stressed-plate shutter concept. Details of physical design and assembly are presented with attention given to a review of the best choice of materials and the matching of the physical characteristics of these materials to optimize the overall shutter performance. The room temperature performance of the stressed-plate shutter indicates extinction ratios in the range of 0.001 to 0.0001 with damped closure times on the order of 75 microseconds. Definitive tests of the shutter system at low and high temperatures were not performed. Maintenance and operation of the pulsing circuitry are discussed. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE