Accession Number:

AD0878912

Title:

Tropic Storage Test of Supplementary Light Source AN/VSS-3.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Sep 70,

Corporate Author:

ARMY TROPIC TEST CENTER APO MIAMI 34004

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The integrated engineering and service test of the Supplementary Light Source, ANVSS-3 was changed to a six-month tropic storage test to be conducted from March until September in the Canal Zone. Objective was to determine if the criteria specified for storage of the item can be met in a humid tropic environment. Monthly microbiological examinations were made during the storage test. Each test item was activated for one hour before shipment. As the test items did not undergo a full 12-month storage period, no conclusions can be drawn. It was noted, however, that the search light and some of its components were susceptible to fungus, moisture, and corrosion after only six months of tropic storage. It is recommended that the test items be treated and sealed to increase moisture, corrosion, and fungus resistance, and then subjected to a full 12-month storage test in the humid tropic environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE