High Sensitivity 1000F Gas Multiplication UV Flame Detector for Aircraft.
Final technical rept. 3 Apr 72-30 Jun 73,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY N Y MICROWAVE TUBE OPERATION
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The program was undertaken to design and develop an ultraviolet sensitive Geiger-Mueller type sensor to be used as a flame detector in aircraft engine compartments. Major objectives of the program include low operating voltage, solar blindness, fast response or counting characteristics, and operation at the high temperatures encountered in engine compartments. The design emphasis was directed toward meeting the requirements of flight qualified hardware. Selection of sensor materials to withstand the temperature environment, and development of processing techniques for assembling these materials into UV sensors constitutes a major part of this program. Spectral response characteristics, electrical characteristics of the detector, and design details of a side-mounted housing are included in this report. Author
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