Accession Number : ADA019788

Title :   Photometric and Colorimetric Characteristics of Chemiluminescence - Cyalume (trade name).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER ALA

Personal Author(s) : Chiou,Wun C. ; Price,Danny N.

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This report presents an analysis of the photometric as well as the colorimetric characteristics of chemiluminescence-Cyalume (trade name). It has been demonstrated that the chemical light offers advantages over other light sources because it generates light without thermal energy. It is suitable for situations where the use of conventional light could be hazardous. It works in all weather conditions and under water as well. On the other hand, its disadvantages include the relatively short lifetime of useful light, the poor color discrimination because of the narrow band spectral emission and a slight chromatic variation as a function of time. Nonetheless, it has potential military applications such as emergency lighting in aircraft, a guide for hoist missions, a set of helipor markers, a ground guide, or a parachute locator. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Chemiluminescence, Military applications, Narrowband, Colors, Power spectra, Hazards, Life expectancy, Emergencies, Underwater lights, All weather, Aircraft, Helicopters

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE