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Title: Apparatus for observing a hostile environment

Abstract

An apparatus is provided for observing a hostile environment, comprising a housing and a camera capable of insertion within the housing. The housing is a double wall assembly with an inner and outer wall with an hermetically sealed chamber therebetween. A housing for an optical system used to observe a hostile environment is provided, comprising a transparent, double wall assembly. The double wall assembly has an inner wall and an outer wall with an hermetically sealed chamber therebetween. The double wall assembly has an opening and a void area in communication with the opening. The void area of the housing is adapted to accommodate the optical system within said void area. An apparatus for protecting an optical system used to observe a hostile environment is provided comprising a housing; a tube positioned within the housing; and a base for supporting the housing and the tube. The housing comprises a double wall assembly having an inner wall and an outerwall with an hermetically sealed chamber therebetween. The tube is adapted to house the optical system therein.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1]
  1. Aiken, SC
  2. Williston, SC
  3. Trenton, SC
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873206
Patent Number(s):
6111599
Assignee:
Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F27 - FURNACES F27D - DETAILS OR ACCESSORIES OF FURNACES, KILNS, OVENS, OR RETORTS, IN SO FAR AS THEY ARE OF KINDS OCCURRING IN MORE THAN ONE KIND OF FURNACE
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04N - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; observing; hostile; environment; provided; comprising; housing; camera; capable; insertion; double; wall; assembly; inner; outer; hermetically; sealed; chamber; therebetween; optical; observe; transparent; void; communication; adapted; accommodate; protecting; tube; positioned; base; supporting; comprises; outerwall; house; therein; chamber therebetween; outer wall; inner wall; hermetically sealed; provided comprising; double wall; hostile environment; sealed chamber; tube positioned; camera capable; hermetically seal; /348/

Citation Formats

Nance, Thomas A, Boylston, Micah L, Robinson, Casandra W, Sexton, William C, and Heckendorn, Frank M. Apparatus for observing a hostile environment. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Nance, Thomas A, Boylston, Micah L, Robinson, Casandra W, Sexton, William C, & Heckendorn, Frank M. Apparatus for observing a hostile environment. United States.
Nance, Thomas A, Boylston, Micah L, Robinson, Casandra W, Sexton, William C, and Heckendorn, Frank M. Sat . "Apparatus for observing a hostile environment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873206.
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title = {Apparatus for observing a hostile environment},
author = {Nance, Thomas A and Boylston, Micah L and Robinson, Casandra W and Sexton, William C and Heckendorn, Frank M},
abstractNote = {An apparatus is provided for observing a hostile environment, comprising a housing and a camera capable of insertion within the housing. The housing is a double wall assembly with an inner and outer wall with an hermetically sealed chamber therebetween. A housing for an optical system used to observe a hostile environment is provided, comprising a transparent, double wall assembly. The double wall assembly has an inner wall and an outer wall with an hermetically sealed chamber therebetween. The double wall assembly has an opening and a void area in communication with the opening. The void area of the housing is adapted to accommodate the optical system within said void area. An apparatus for protecting an optical system used to observe a hostile environment is provided comprising a housing; a tube positioned within the housing; and a base for supporting the housing and the tube. The housing comprises a double wall assembly having an inner wall and an outerwall with an hermetically sealed chamber therebetween. The tube is adapted to house the optical system therein.},
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