Accession Number:

AD0726362

Title:

Test and Evaluation of Lensatic Compasses Modified with Tritium-Sealed Sources,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The Armys lensatic compass has been modified with sealed luminous sources of tritium gas. These sources provide more luminosity with fewer radiological hazards. The results from mechanical and radiological tests are reported. The sealed sources introduced no mechanical problem and virtually eliminated the escape of tritium from the compass. The hazards associated with the accidental release in storage locations are evaluated. Author-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE