Accession Number:

ADA025509

Title:

Smoke Color Measuring Instrument.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 75-1 Jun 76,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS SUPPORT CENTER CRANE IND

Report Date:

1976-05-30

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

A device for measuring the color, brightness and optical density of smoke displays is described. The colorimeter measures the light reflected from a smoke with three detector-filter combinations designed to match the CIE colorimetric spectral functions. Data are presented for yellow, green and orange standard smoke formulas. In addition, experiments are described in which variations of color between yellow and green were evaluated. The colorimeter performed well in all experiments. The results of this work indicate that the colorimeter can be used both as a research tool to help determine optimum parameters in the design of smoke units and as a quality control device to insure that production units meet some minimum requirements for color and optical density.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE