Accession Number:

AD0681827

Title:

COMPACT INFRARED HORIZON SCANNER.

Descriptive Note:

Engineering research rept.,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The report is a summary of progress made towards the development of an effective, reliable IR Horizon scanner which avoids use of bearings. A folded optical system is used for extreme compactness and a small oscillating mirror provides the scanning at very high information rates. A breadboard unit was assembled and found suitable for attaining very high angular position accuracies limited only by the geophysical infrared gradient. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE