Accession Number : AD0782511

Title :   A Comparison of the Spectra from Navy and Air Force Aircraft Parachute Flares,


Personal Author(s) : Webster,Henry A. , III

Report Date : 10 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Spectra have been obtained in the visible spectral region from the Navy Mk 45 and the Air Force LUU-2B/B aircraft parachute flares. Marked differences are noted particularly in the region of the sodium D resonance line radiation and in the red region of the spectrum. The broadening of the sodium resonance lines is considerably less in the LUU-2B/B than in the Mk 45. There is also considerably less radiation in the red spectral region from the LUU-2B/B. Color data and candlepower are presented for both flares. An explanation of the differences in the spectra is given in terms of the radiative transfer model. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Parachute flares, *Emission spectra, Brightness, Visible spectra, Light

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE