Accession Number:

ADD014806

Title:

360 Degree Infrared Surveillance with Panoramic Display.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 16 Aug 73, patented 11 Dec 90,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-11

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A 360 degree infrared surveillance system comprising a scanning head rotated on a turntable having optics and IR detectors in a vertical linear array, amplifiers for each detector and light emitting diodes for each respective detectoramplifier channel. The light from the LEDs is imaged onto photodetectors whose output is amplified and fed to a corresponding LED. An optical rotator causes the image of their light to rotate. A lens images this light onto photodetectors located on the projector turntable, rotating synchronously with the scanner head. The photodetector current is amplified and fed to a linear array of LEDs and imaged onto a cylindrical screen for display.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE