RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF TWO-COLOR DIRECT VIEW STORAGE TUBE WITH SELECTIVE ERASURE.
Final engineering rept. for 24 Jun 63-23 Apr 65,
HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO OCEANSIDE CALIF VACUUM TUBE PRODUCTS DIV
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A direct view storage tube has been developed which is capable of displaying stored information in either of two colors or in intermediate hues, and selectively erasing that information. The operating principle is based on the fact that flood electrons, which pass through holes in the storage mask when the storage surface potential is near cutoff, fall within small areas on the viewing screen opposite the storage mask holes whereas flood electrons which pass through the holes when the potential is near its minimum, i.e., flood gun cathode potential, fall on larger overlapping areas of the viewing screen. The viewing screen consists of two phosphors one occupies small areas in register with the storage-mask holes, while the other occupies areas surrounding the first. Included in this report are results of the twentyfive tubes constructed during the program. A tabulation of actual performance versus objective performance is summarized for several of the later tubes.