Accession Number:

ADD007661

Title:

Elliptic Cylindrical Baffle Assembly.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-08-12

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

An assembly for baffling an associated optical system from off-axis radiation and, at the same time, reducing the thermal laod by minimizing radiation absorption within the assembly. In its most basic embodiment, the assembly comprises a rectangularly-shaped box-like housing having a specular internal surface and, specular baffles that are sections of surfaces of hollow elliptic cylinders and that are positioned within the housing in spaced-apart relationship to each other and in a one-behind-the-other arrangement, and also are perpendicular to the sides of the housing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE