Screening Smoke Performance of Commercially Available Powders I. Infrared Screening by Graphite Flake
Final rept. Aug 1991-Feb 1993
EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDMD
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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.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Optical Countermeasures