Photometric and Colorimetric Characteristics of Chemiluminescence - Cyalume (trade name)
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL
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This report presents an analysis of the photometric as well as the colorimetric characteristics of chemiluminescence-Cyalume trade name. It has been demonstrated that the chemical light offers advantages over other light sources because it generates light without thermal energy. It is suitable for situations where the use of conventional light could be hazardous. It works in all weather conditions and under water as well. On the other hand, its disadvantages include the relatively short lifetime of useful light, the poor color discrimination because of the narrow band spectral emission and a slight chromatic variation as a function of time. Nonetheless, it has potential military applications such as emergency lighting in aircraft, a guide for hoist missions, a set of helipor markers, a ground guide, or a parachute locator.
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