Accession Number:

AD0654395

Title:

SURVEY OF VIDICON TUBES FOR A MISSILE GUIDANCE SYSTEM,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-01-09

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The primary interest was for the use of the vidicon as an integrator of light pulses emitted by a cathode ray tube. The desired integration time is of the order of 12 to 1 second, and high sensitivity is of primary importance. If a vidicon can achieve this integration with sufficient sensitivity, a storage tube with its many deficiencies is not needed. This paper compares the vidicons presently available, including both the commerical and the developmental models. The various parameters are explained, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the many vidicon characteristics. A summary of requirements precedes our preliminary conclusions on the choice of a vidicon for use in a particular missile guidance system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE