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Deep Submergence Windows For Optical Systems
Author(s): Joe J. Lones; J. D. Stachiw
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Paper Abstract

Spherical shell sector windows have been found to have a higher structural efficiency under hydrostatic loading than conical frustums of same thickness to diameter ratio. Although acrylic plastic windows of spherical shell sector shape have been found to be ideal for panoramic windows in continental shelf depths, glass or glass ceramic will have to be utilized for abyssal depths. Some exploratory tests with glass windows of spherical shell sector shape have shown considerable promise for such application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1971
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0024, Underwater Photo-Optical Instrumentation Applications III, (1 June 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.953480
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Joe J. Lones, Naval Undersea R & D Center (United States)
J. D. Stachiw, Naval Undersea R & D Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0024:
Underwater Photo-Optical Instrumentation Applications III
Seibert Quimby Duntley; Joe J. Lones; H. S. Weisbrod, Editor(s)

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