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Device for imaging scenes with very large ranges of intensity

United States Patent

November 15, 2011
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A device for imaging scenes with a very large range of intensity having a pair of polarizers, a primary lens, an attenuating mask, and an imaging device optically connected along an optical axis. Preferably, a secondary lens, positioned between the attenuating mask and the imaging device is used to focus light on the imaging device. The angle between the first polarization direction and the second polarization direction is adjustable.
Deason; Vance Albert (Idaho Falls, ID)
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
12/ 557,620
September 11, 2009
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517, between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.