Accession Number:

ADD009028

Title:

Automatic Exposure Control for Pulsed Active TV Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-22

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

An automatic exposure control system is disclosed for TV cameras, particularly those of the active type wherein a pulsed light source provides scene illumination for the camera. The control system includes a major control loop wherein an instantaneous photocathode current signal is time-separated from the total sensor signal of an image tube and integrated to provide a real-time measure of the total instantaneous light input upon the photocathode of the tube. When the total light input reaches a predetermined exposure level, a pulse is generated for gating off the image tube via a high voltage supply therefor so that a constant effective exposure is provided the photocathode. Peak levels of the photoelectron current are used to vary the amount of light entering the system and a conventional video detector is included to regulate the photocathode voltage thereby permitting a relatively constant video output signal to be maintained throughout a wide range of input light conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE