Accession Number : AD0807477

Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CHEMILUMINESCENT LIGHT FOR SPOTTING AT NIGHT.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Apr-Jul 66,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Gisclard, J. Brennan

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The optimum use of the chemiluminescent compound, Luminol (3-aminophthalhydrazide), for providing a night light has been under investigation by this laboratory. Although it is not very difficult to provide a light with a satisfactory level of intensity for a short period of time, some problems are involved in producing one of sufficient intensity for a prolonged period. In complying with a request for a light that could be spotted at a distance of at least 100 feet and which would last six to eight hours, a number of experimental tests were made. Alkaline solutions of Luminol and oxidizing agents were caused to flow by gravity from separate containers through limited orifices and merge in clear plastic receivers of various configurations. The intensity of the luminous glow produced was evaluated by independent observers making visual comparisons and by measurements made with a spot brightness photometer. A final selection was then made of reagents, containers, and receiver that could be arranged in a packaged unit for immediate use as a stationary light for spotting. Other types of packages are also suggested for similar uses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHEMILUMINESCENCE, LIGHTING EQUIPMENT), LUMINESCENCE, SPECIFICATIONS, INTENSITY, CONTAINERS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, OXIDIZERS, HYDRAZINE DERIVATIVES, MEASUREMENT, NIGHT VISION, MARKERS.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE