Accession Number : AD0909774

Title :   Design and Development of Ground Launched Flare.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 70-Jul 71,

Corporate Author : CELESCO INDUSTRIES INC COSTA MESA CA

Personal Author(s) : Kreuzer, John A.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The development of a ground launched flare (GLF), which included extensive design, analysis, test, fabrication, and documentation effort, has been completed. The primary goal of providing a completely self-contained, prepackaged unit capable of being carried, set up, and fired by one man has been realized. Four test phases provided a well ordered sequence of system evaluation leading to the ultimate operational system. Design changes were implemented after each test phase to enhance performance, human engineering factors, reliability, and safety. The final task of the program resulted in delivery of 362 units of Air Force evaluation testing. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PARACHUTE FLARES, LAUNCHING), SURFACE TO AIR, PYROTECHNIC PROJECTORS, PACKAGING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), RELIABILITY, SAFETY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, SEPARATION, ARMING DEVICES, EXPLOSIVE ACTUATORS, WEIGHT, LOADS(FORCES), STRESSES, TRAJECTORIES.

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE