Accession Number:

ADA029918

Title:

Long-Life X-Ray Tubes for Portable Sources.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 75-31 May 76,

Corporate Author:

ITT ELECTRON TUBE DIV EASTON PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Work performed toward the development of a long-life x-ray tube for the portable ANTAQ-2 x-ray system is described in this final report. The investigation resulted in two tube designs, both of which produced substantial life improvement. The principal factor in the life increase was improvement in the tube anode. One design for standard x-ray output showed a life increase by a factor of three. A second design which accepts a 20 percent reduction in x-ray output shows a 5 to 6 times increase in the original life. Recommendations for further development are given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE