Accession Number : AD0697036

Title :   FIBER OPTICS HAZARD IDENTIFICATION DEVICE.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 17 Jan 66-30 Apr 69,

Corporate Author : OPTICS TECHNOLOGY INC PALO ALTO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Phillips,Brian G.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This report describes the work done over a period of three years to develop a fiber optics fire hazard detection system for aircraft installation. The distal end of this system which is located within the engine compartment is capable of withstanding temperatures of 1000F, whereas the rest of the system is capable of withstanding temperatures to 500F. During the course of the program, a number of fabrication techniques were developed and high transmittance glasses were evaluated for transmission and strength. In addition to this work, a fire simulator was developed, and this may be mounted within the engine compartment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, *FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS), (*WARNING SYSTEMS, FIBER OPTICS), AVIATION SAFETY, FIRE SAFETY, OPTICAL GLASS, HEAT RESISTANT GLASS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, COUPLINGS, INSTALLATION, BENDING, TENSILE PROPERTIES, DETECTION, MANUFACTURING, SIMULATORS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Safety Engineering
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE