Accession Number:

ADA037615

Title:

Evaluation of a Laser Equipped Rifle for the US Army Human Engineering Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, January 1977.

Descriptive Note:

Nonionizing Radiation Protection Special Study,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A special study of the optical radiation hazards associated with the operation of a He-Ne laser mounted to an American International Corporation Model 180 Law Enforcement Rifle was performed by this Agency. Radiometric measurements were conducted on 11 January 1977, for the US Army Human Engineering Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground. It was determined that the protection standards for momentary viewing were exceeded out to a hazard distance of 9 m and to 100 m when viewing through an optical instrument. Long-term staring at the laser from within the beam exceeded the protection standards out to a caution distance of 490 m. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE