Accession Number : AD0837105

Title :   THE HAZARD PROFILES OF LASER REFLECTIONS FROM MILITARY TARGETS,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Brown, James W.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The hazard profiles illustrate in the simplest form the extent of the hazardous area around a transmitting laser in the field. The direct beam is the most hazardous, followed closely by the specularly reflective flat glass surfaces. The remainder of the targets, wet or dry, are not significantly hazardous. Most natural objects are not expected to be hazardous reflectors because they usually spread the reflected beam considerably and they only reflect the amount of energy they intercept from the direct beam. The results and conclusions of this study apply to the XM 23E2 laser rangefinder. All the Army laser devices presently under development will be evaluated using this method. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIATION HAZARDS), (*LASERS, (*MILITARY OPERATIONS, LASERS), ADVANCED WEAPONS, RANGE FINDING, ILLUMINATION, REFLECTIVITY, EQUATIONS, DIFFUSION, ARMOR PLATE, GLASS, RUBY, WATER, SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Lasers and Masers
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE