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Title: Constrained space camera assembly

Abstract

A constrained space camera assembly which is intended to be lowered through a hole into a tank, a borehole or another cavity is disclosed. The assembly includes a generally cylindrical chamber comprising a head and a body and a wiring-carrying conduit extending from the chamber. Means are included in the chamber for rotating the body about the head without breaking an airtight seal formed therebetween. The assembly may be pressurized and accompanied with a pressure sensing means for sensing if a breach has occurred in the assembly. In one embodiment, two cameras, separated from their respective lenses, are installed on a mounting apparatus disposed in the chamber. The mounting apparatus includes means allowing both longitudinal and lateral movement of the cameras. Moving the cameras longitudinally focuses the cameras, and moving the cameras laterally away from one another effectively converges the cameras so that close objects can be viewed. The assembly further includes means for moving lenses of different magnification forward of the cameras. 17 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
350328
Patent Number(s):
5,903,306
Application Number:
PAN: 8-954,255
Assignee:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States) PTO; SCA: 440600; PA: EDB-99:063776; SN: 99002098244
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 May 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; CAMERAS; SIZE; DESIGN; PRESSURIZATION; POSITIONING; LENSES; USES

Citation Formats

Heckendorn, F.M., Anderson, E.K., Robinson, C.W., and Haynes, H.B. Constrained space camera assembly. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Heckendorn, F.M., Anderson, E.K., Robinson, C.W., & Haynes, H.B. Constrained space camera assembly. United States.
Heckendorn, F.M., Anderson, E.K., Robinson, C.W., and Haynes, H.B. Tue . "Constrained space camera assembly". United States.
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