Accession Number:

ADA272461

Title:

Screening Smoke Performance of Commercially Available Powders I. Infrared Screening by Graphite Flake

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1991-Feb 1993

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDMD

Report Date:

1993-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Commercially available graphite powders are evaluated in the U.S. Army Edgewood Research, Development and Engineering Center Smoke Chamber. Figures of merit for weight, volume, and cost constrained applications are described to rate the screening ability of these materials in the visible and infrared. Fundamental properties called performance parameters are identified extinction coefficient, deposition velocity, packing density, and dissemination yield for measurements so that chamber characterization can be used to predict smoke performance in the battlefield. Smoke materials, Infrared screening, Obscurants, IR Extinction, IR Absorption, Powder technology.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Optical Countermeasures
  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE