Accession Number : AD0853723

Title :   Advanced Illumination Source.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 66-May 67,

Corporate Author : ASTROSYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC ROCKAWAY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Lehrer, Stanley

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 166

Abstract : This contract covers the engineering development of an advanced illumination source for battlefield application. The demonstration system is intended for installation in a cargo aircraft, providing 20 minutes of illumination of a large battlefield area (several square miles) to an intensity level sufficient to insure efficient conduct of hunt and kill operations. The system under development is unique in that it utilizes the combustion products of (liquid oxygen and JP) reactants to heat quartz cylinders to incandescence to provide high intensity light. A considerable amount of program effort was expended on the design and fabrication of the reactant feed and control system. It is estimated that physical completion was at the 85 percent point at the time program activity was terminated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, NIGHT WARFARE), (*NIGHT WARFARE, ILLUMINATION), LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, AIRBORNE, CRYOGENIC PROPELLANTS, OXYGEN, JET ENGINE FUELS, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, NOZZLE THROATS, NOZZLE AREA RATIO, COMBUSTION CHAMBER LINERS, COMBUSTION CHAMBER GASES, QUARTZ, LIGHT, REFLECTORS, EMISSIVITY, AREA COVERAGE.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE