Accession Number:

AD0912708

Title:

Fiber Optic Coupled Image Amplifier (FOCIA) Night Camera Flight Evaluation.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jul 71-Jan 72,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AVIONICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

A covert night camera system called FOCIA Fiber Optics Coupled Image Amplifier has been developed and flight evaluated. The camera system combined a 12-inch focal length night lens, a two-stage electromagnetically focused image amplifier, a film transport, and an optically filtered electronic flash illuminator. The system is described and examples of high quality night photography obtained with the FOCIA system at altitudes up to 11,000 ft are presented along with an evaluation of the systems airborne performance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Photography
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE