Accession Number:

ADA030713

Title:

Black Nite Flare

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS SUPPORT CENTER CRANE IN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-02

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The Army and the Navy have and are using image intensifiers and low light level televisions LLLTV. These items are used at all levels, that is, from individual soldier in the Army to part of the fire control directorate for the TARTAR missile system in the Navy. These electro-optical EO devices, however fail to perform adequately under 14 moon or less natural illumination conditions. The EO image intensifiers and LLLTV devices which are now in or are soon to be in service utilize the S-1, improved S-20, or the S-25 photoemitter surfaces. Examination of these responses shows that the performance of the EO devices can be enhanced by visible and near infrared flux. Discussion of several compositions having peak emissions in the near infrared portion of the spectrum is included as well as reflectance data on natural terrain. Testing of these compositions in the laboratory as well as in the field has been completed. Flare output data for the visible and infrared portion of the spectrum is included in the report.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE