Accession Number : ADD003599

Title :   Method for Chemiluminescently Detecting Infiltration of Protected Perimeters and the Like.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Marcus,Rudolph J ; Gloye,Eugene E

Report Date : 10 Aug 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Chemiluminescent materials are encased in a thin, highly frangible shell to form a quantity of microcapsules which, when distributed evenly and in adequate concentration over a perimeter zone, detect infiltration of troops, vehicles, etc., by the chemiluminescence which results from the crushing of the shells. One distribution system uses capsules filed with a chemiluminescent material such as tetrakisdimethylaminoethylene (TMAE). When the capsules are crushed and the contents are exposed to atmospheric oxygen this material oxidizes vigorously to produce a relatively long-lasting chemiluminescence. Another two-component system utilizes capsules containing different chemical components which, when crushed and combined one with the other, produce the chemiluminescence. Both systems employ a shell formed of a film-forming coating material hardenable, into a water-soluble, air tight shell non-reactive with the active filler material. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Chemiluminescence, *Intrusion detection, Encapsulation, Ethylene, Thin films, Shells(Structural forms), Fillers

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE