Accession Number:

AD0513952

Title:

Research on the Thermicon Image Tube

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1964-Jun 1970

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH LABS PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This report describes work on the development, design, construction and testing of the cooled Thermicon system, an infrared television system for night vision. Principles of operation and theoretical predictions of performance are given. The design and fabrication of sealed tubes and the problems of sensing layer preparation are described. A complete system, including optics, camera and cooling was built. A novel scheme for the enhancement of contrast by background subtraction was successfully implemented in a unit called a video correlator. The performance of the entire system was evaluated in outdoor night- time field tests, and also in a number of laboratory measurements. Two uncooled Thermicon tubes were also made and tested.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE