Methods for Predicting Contamination Density and Off-Target Drift of Defoliant Materials. Volume 1. Methodology and Summary of Results
Final rept. 1 Sep 1968-31 Aug 1969
BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH INC EGLIN AFB FL
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This report describes the results achieved for the study titled Methods for Predicting Contamination Density and Off-Target Drift of Defoliant Materials. Although several mathematical models presently exist which calculate contamination density under a variety of variable conditions, no one model is suitable for the calculation of contamination density and off-target drift of defoliant material when released from the aircraft internal defoliant dispenser AA45Y-1. In response to this deficiency, methodology has been developed which enables the prediction of target contamination levels and estimation of off- target drift of defoliant material. The report consists of two volumes. This volume provides a detailed description of the methodology. This includes a brief description of the computerized DEFOL program. The model can simulate combinations of defoliation missions which utilize multiple aircraft, different meteorological conditions, different aircraft delivery modes, and different defoliation agents. The methodology was applied to seventeen different test trails, the analysis of which is included. Recommendations are made regarding the future utilization of this methodology.
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