IMPROVED DESIGN FOR ISOCON CAMERAS IN THE HERTR SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$147,057.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
887
Agency Tracking Number:
887
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
20 West Point Place, San Mateo, CA, 94402
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Stafford
(415) 341-2076
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE ISOCON IS A UNIQUE CAMERA TUBE AND PARTICULARLY USEFUL FOR X-RAY APPLICATIONS. THE PROBLEM WITH THE HERTR CAMERA SYSTEM IS NOT WITH THE TUBE BUT RATHER WITH THE CAMERA DESIGN. THE PROPOSAL SUGGESTS THAT THE CAUSE OF THEEARLY TUBE FAILURE BE ISOLATED, AND WITH THIS INFORMATION, A NEW CAMERA BE DESIGNED WHICH REMOVES THIS WEAKNESS AND INCORPORATES INTO THE DESIGN THE LATEST IMPROVEMENTS IN SOME OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS, I.E. CAMERA YOKE, AND HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLIES, WHICH ARE BELIEVED TO UNDERLY THE CURRENT CAMERA'S DEFICIENCIES. THIS INVESTIGATOR HAS EXPERIENCED THE SAME TYPE OF PROBLEM WITH THE PREVIOUS ISOCON CAMERA DESIGNS. THE PROBLEM WAS REMOVED AND NOW THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 80 OF THESE CAMERAS INSTALLED WORLDWIDE. SINCE 1976 ONLY 2 CAMERA TUBES HAVE FAILED. THESE CAMERAS ARE INSTALLED IN INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS. THE NAVY HAS ONE OF THESE CAMERAS AT NWC CONCORD, CA.

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