Accession Number : ADD001629

Title :   Deployment of Conductors into the Atmosphere.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Whidden,Roger W ; Leonard,Frank R ; Rosenthal,Sidney ; Fitzpatrick,Richard O

Report Date : 07 Oct 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a system for rapidly deploying long, electrically conducting filaments of metallized Mylar in the air at selected altitudes by winding the Mylar in tight rolls and loading the rolls into small rocket pods in the nose of a folding fin aircraft rocket. The rolls are pyrotechnically ejected by causing the pod to fly apart and allow the tape rolls to enter the air stream and unwind.

Descriptors :   *Dispensers, *Pyrotechnic projectors, *Patents, Electric conductors, Tapes, Aircraft rockets, Deployment, Weather modification, Lightning, Polyethylene terephthalate, Polymeric films, Metallizing, Atmospheres

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE