Ocean Location Marking Using Film Forming Polymers.
Patent, Filed 2 Nov 87, patented 7 Mar 89,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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
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