Accession Number : ADD000561

Title :   Flare.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Foote,Kenneth K

Report Date : 04 Nov 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent application relates to flares which are designed to reach maximum or near maximum infrared output as quickly as possible after ignition, i.e., flares with very fast rise times. Constructing a flare grain with a plurality of longitudinal openings near the periphery is disclosed as a method for greatly accelerating the rise time. The rise time can be further accelerated by the insertion of a strand of flare material into each opening.

Descriptors :   *Decoys, *Aircraft flares, Patents, Burning rate, Propellant grains, Pyrotechnics

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE