Accession Number : AD0433964


Title :   DESIGN STUDY FOR INFRAFED MEASUREMENT OF PYROTECHNIC FLARES.


Corporate Author : HAYES INTERNATIONAL CORP BIRMINGHAM ALA


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : The results of this contract provide design criteria for radiometric equipment to establish a standard technique to obtain reproducible infrared measurements of pyrothechnic flares when performed by untrained personnel in a wide variety of ambient conditions. The method used to specify the design criteria has been to complete the actual design of an infrared measurement system whose characteristics have been selected as being optimum for flare measurements. Various general techniques and types of instrumentation are commented upon, but no recommendations for the use of specific commercial equipment have been made with respect to flare measurements. This approach will permit evaluation of any particular infrared device for possible use in flare measurement, by comparison of its parameters with those of a system specifically designed for accurate repeatable flare measurements. A separate system for use in quality control during flare manufacture is recommended. (Author)


Descriptors :   RADIOMETERS , FLARES , MEASUREMENT , INTENSITY , SENSITIVITY , RESOLUTION , CALIBRATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE