Accession Number:

ADB169374

Title:

Fabrication of Ocular Protective Devices against Laser Radiation and Ballistic Fragments for Evaluation in Military Scenarios

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 21 Jan 1986-30 Sep 1992

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN OPTICAL CORP SOUTHBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

167.0

Abstract:

Methods were developed to provide laser protection against three specified wavelengths and to provide protection against ballistic fragments. These methods were applied to a variety of specific eye protection devices including spectacles, aviator visors, the clip-on frontsert for use with the Ballistic and Laser Eye Protection System BLPS and outsert for the M17 and M40 chemical mask. The ballistic protection was provided by fabricating all of the end items in polycarbonate which is the strongest of all of the optical quality moldable plastics. The basic technologies for laser protection that were developed were those of absorptive dyes and volume holographic notch filters. LaserBallistic Protective Eyewear RA III Laser B-LPS Eyewear Laser Radiation RA II RAV Desert Shield.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE