Accession Number:

ADA030926

Title:

Storage Camera Tube with Non-Destructive Readout

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 14 Feb 1975-12 Apr 1976

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CARLSBAD CA INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Efforts and accomplishments are reviewed at the conclusion of a storage cameratube contract. This was a follow-on to the development started on Contract No. DAAB07-73-C-0330, which resulted in a tube capable of dual-mode operation real-time television or storage with non-destructive readout. Performance of the resulting device approached the goals outlined in Technical Guidelines BD-2, which included mode-switching on command, useful sensitivity at 1.06 micrometer wavelength, and 61 zoom in the stored mode. The follow-effort was aimed primarily at increasing the quantum efficiency at 1.06 micrometer and, at the same time, realizing the resolution goal of 900 TV-lines per raster- height. A new tube was designed and fabricated to accommodate a larger diode array target having more resolution elements and a greater thickness for photon absorption. Data from resulting tubes are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE