A sectional view of an image orthicon is shown in the below figure. It has three main sections: image section, scanning section and electron. Image orthicon definition, a camera tube, more sensitive than the orthicon, in which an electron image generated by a photocathode is focused on one side of a. The image orthicon (10) was developed during World War II to solve some of the problems of its predecessors in the camera-tube family. These included.

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Archived from the original on October 31, An image of the scene to be televised camerra focused by an optical lens system on to the photo-cathode and causes photo-electrons to be emitted. The resultant signal was immune to most extraneous signal “crosstalk” from other parts of the target, and could yield extremely detailed images.

Prior to the design and construction of the Galileo probe to Jupiter in the late s to early s, NASA used Vidicon cameras on nearly all the unmanned deep space probes equipped with the remote sensing ability.

Video camera tube – Wikipedia

The camera immage tubes described in this article are also CRTs, but they display no image. The inventor of stereo: Zworykin, who describes it at Chicago.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Saticons though, usually have slightly higher resolution. Its first image was transmitted in late summer of[55] and a patent was issued in The face of the target remote from the photo-cathode is scanned by an electron beam emanating from a triode electron gun, the potentials being so adjusted that the beam approaches the target with a substantially zero velocity and is, therefore, unable to produce unwanted secondary electrons.


Campbell-Swinton inhe found that a longitudinal magnetic field generated by an axial coil can orthiccon an electron beam. Journal of the IEE, number Check date values in: Convention date UK application: It represented a considerable advance in the television field, and after further development work, RCA created original ortjicon between and The technique would not work with the baseline vidicon tube because it suffered from the limitation that as the target was fundamentally an insulator, the constant low light level built up a charge which would manifest itself as a form of ‘fogging’.

Image orthicon

Fast as a movie camera. Each individual electron from the electron image produces several secondary electrons after reaching the target, so that an amplification effect is produced.

Image Section The image section contains a semi-transparent photo-cathode camrra the inside of the faceplate, and electrodes to provide an accelerating electrostatic field to the target.

The size of the striking ray was tiny compared to the size of the target, allowing horizontal scan lines per image in the NTSC format, or lines in PAL. This tube is a combination of the image dissector and the Emitron.

On average, each image electron ejects several “splash” electrons thus adding amplification by secondary emissionand these excess electrons are soaked up by the positive mesh effectively removing electrons from the target and causing a positive charge on it in relation to the incident light in the photocathode.

The super-Emitron was between ten and fifteen times iimage sensitive than the original Emitron and iconoscope tubes and, in some cases, this ratio was considerably greater.

These reflected electrons return down the cathode ray tube toward the first dynode of the electron multiplier surrounding the electron gun which is at high potential.


Once the image electrons imsge the target, they cause a “splash” of electrons by the effect of secondary emission. The size of video camera tubes is simply the overall outside diameter of the glass envelope.

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Assuming that they start from a point, the electrons will focus to a point again at a distance determined by the strength of the field. The latter consists of a thin glass disc with a fine mesh screen mounted very closely to it on the photo-cathode side.

As light strikes orthicoon photocathode, electrons are emitted in proportion to the intensity of the light see photoelectric effect.

These secondary electrons are collected by a wire-mesh screen, which is located in front of the target on the image side and is maintained at a slightly higher potential with respect to the target. In Junethe scientific jmage Nature published a letter in which Alan Archibald Campbell-Swintonfellow of the Royal Society UKdiscussed how a fully electronic television system could be realized by using cathode ray tubes or “Braun” tubes, after its inventor, Karl Braun as both imaging and display devices.

Video camera tube

The original iconoscope was noisy, had a high ratio of interference to signal, and ultimately gave cameraa results, especially when compared to the high definition mechanical scanning systems then becoming available.

The life and times of A D Blumlein. The fluctuating voltage coupled out to a video amplifier can be used to reproduce the scene being imaged.