Accession Number:

ADD013973

Title:

Ocean Location Marking Using Film Forming Polymers.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 2 Nov 87, patented 7 Mar 89,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-07

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A method of and an apparatus for providing an all weather day and night location marker on the surface of a body of water enable optional visual, radar and IR detection to ensure the timely rescue of a disaster victim. A cohesive surfactant is mixed with an evaporation reducer and contained in a packet that allows the dispersing of a film made up of the two compounds after they are placed in the water. The film creates a surface that has a slick appearance with respect to the surrounding water, that has a reduced

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE