Accession Number:

AD0260219

Title:

THE LIMITING DETECTIVITY OF OPTICAL AMPLIFYING EQUIPMENT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The limits in the ability to produce photographic recordings or visual detection of very faint celestial bodies in the presence of the sky background by using conventional photography and by employing optical amplification with contrast enhancement and high capacity storage target plates are investigated and compared. Equation are given which show the effects of the different variables involved for 3 types of imaging systems 1 the conventional photographic system, 2 the image converter, and 3 the closed circuit television type of optical amplifier. The 3rd system was found superior to the 2 other systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE