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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The multiplier also permits the use of an external amplifier of lower gain.

An image orthicon consists of three parts: In JanuaryAmerican inventor and television pioneer Philo T. During the s and s, field-sequential color systems were developed which used synchronized motor-driven color-filter disks at the camera’s image tube and at the television receiver.

The advantage of this arrangement was that for virtually every color, the video level of the green component was always less than the cyan, and similarly the cyan was always less than the white. Trinicon is a registered trademark of Sony. The photoelectric screen in the proposed transmitting device was a mosaic of isolated rubidium cubes.

Only one tube was used in the camera, instead of a tube for each color, as was standard for color cameras used in television broadcasting. The beam is focused at the target by the magnetic field of the external focusing coil and the electrostatic field of the wall coating grid No. 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’.

These coils are fed from two oscillators, one working at Hz. These stored charges are then “gently” discharged by a low-velocity electron scanning beampreventing the emission of secondary electrons.

Retrieved March 14, In these tubes, the cathode ray was scanned across an image of the scene to be broadcast. It has three main sections: Because of the high velocity attained by the electrons while in motion from photocathode to the target plate, secondary emission results, as the electrons bombard the target surface. Retrieved January 16, The target plate is made of a very thin sheet of glass and can store the charge received by it. Archived from the original on October 31, Each individual electron from the electron image produces several secondary electrons after reaching the target, so that an amplification effect is produced.


Draw and explain image orthicon camera tube in detail with advantages and disadvantages.

Thanks to the axial magnetic field of the focusing coilthis deflection is not in a straight line, thus when the electrons reach the target they do so perpendicularly avoiding a sideways component. United States Patent Office. Focusing a tube with this kind of coil is simply a matter of trimming the coil’s current. Compared to Saticons, Plumbicons have much higher resistance to burn-in, and othicon and trailing artifacts from bright lights in the shot.

The aperture is a part of a metal disc covering the gun electrode. The entire electron image is tbue and a scanning aperture permits only those electrons emanating from a very small area of the photocathode to be captured by the detector at any given time.

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However, there are serious problems as well, because the electron beam “spreads” and accelerates in a direction parallel to the target when it scans the image’s borders and corners, so that it produces secondary electrons and one gets an image that is well focused in the center but blurry in the borders. The original iconoscope was noisy, had a high ratio of interference to signal, and ultimately gave disappointing results, especially when compared to the high definition mechanical scanning systems then becoming available.

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Goodrich as a simple alternative to the structurally and electrically complex Image Orthicon. That is, an image is projected onto the photoelectric mosaic of a charge storage plate, so that positive charges are produced and stored there due to photo-emission and capacitancerespectively.

Image orthicon

An International History of the Formative Years. As a precaution against light leakage, which has been shown to cause spurious results, the gun end of the tube orthiccon coated with an opaque enamel. Each disk consisted of red, blue, and green transparent color filters. Although the optical format size bears no relationship to any physical parameter of the sensor, its use means that a lens that would have been used with say a four thirds inch camera tube will give roughly the same angle of view when used with a solid-state sensor with an optical format of four thirds of an inch.


September 5,immage. The new video camera tube developed by Lubszynski, Rodda and McGee in was dubbed “the super-Emitron”. Its surface consists of selenium with trace amounts of arsenic and tellurium added SeAsTe to make the signal more stable. Retrieved July 9, This tube makes use of orthocon high photoemissive sensitivity obtainable from photocathodes, image multiplication at the target caused by secondary emission and an electron multiplier.

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Saticons though, usually have slightly higher resolution. In effect, the electrons travel along the lines of force, although helically, in detail.

Archived from the original on Light biasing was a method whereby the photosensitive target was iamge from a light source just enough that no appreciable output was obtained, but such that a slight increase in light level from the scene was enough to provide discernible output. Early sensors were of lower resolution and performance than picture tubes, and were initially relegated to consumer-grade video recording equipment. It has an efficient photocathode that transforms the scene light into an electron image; the latter is then accelerated towards a target specially prepared for the emission of secondary electrons.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers. Weimer, and Harold B. Other advantages include camear elimination of the respective high and low-voltage power supplies required for the electron beam and heater filamentelimination of the drive circuitry for the focusing coils, no warm-up time and a imagf lower overall power consumption.

Once it exits the electron gun, its inertia makes the beam move away from the dynode towards the back side of the target.

In the camera, the disk was in the optical path, and in the receiver, it was in front of the CRT.