Accession Number : AD0288678

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF MARKING MATERIALS FOR MINE FIELD SITING AND RECORDING

Corporate Author : MIDWEST RESEARCH INST KANSAS CITY MO

Personal Author(s) : BARGER,J.W.

Report Date : 20 FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An extensive survey of sublimable solids and solidified liquids and gases was made to determine their acceptability as fugitive mine field markers. All materials with suitable disappearance rates were phytotoxic. A stable foam system was developed as a fugitive marker. These foams make a suitable mark for aerial mapping and disappear without leaving visual evidence. Known long-life phosphors were evaluated as visual markers for permanent identification of mine fields. No phosphors were found which would produce the required brightness for periods longer than 15 min. Various energy storage systems were explored without success. For night visibility three types of flashing lights were designed and developed. These lights were designed to have minimum cost and to be maintenance-free. In conjunction with the lights, a latex type stripping paint was developed as a daylight visual marker. Encapsulation of odorous materials was briefly explored. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MARKERS, *MINEFIELDS, AEROSOL GENERATORS, FLASHLIGHTS, FOAM, LAND MINES, MELTING, MINELAYING, MINES (ORDNANCE), ODORS, PAINTS, PHOSPHORESCENT MATERIALS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PLANTS (BOTANY), RECORDING SYSTEMS, RUBBER, SUBLIMATION, TOXICITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE