Accession Number:

ADD013825

Title:

Protecting Military Targets against Weapons Having IR Detectors.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 4 Dec 80, patented 12 Jul 88,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1988-07-12

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Pyrolyzed carbon fibers are intercalated with alkali metal by contacting the fibers with hot metal vapors at a specified temperature to produce an infrared emissive chaff. This chaff can be released into the air to produce a heat generating cloud, which can serve as an infrared decoy or screen to protect military targets against weapons having infrared detectors. The chaff gives off a longer lasting, more moderate heat supply due to the intercalation of its active element, and is much easier to store and handle than prior art pyrophorics. Patents. rh

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Countermeasures
  • Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE