Accession Number : ADD006738

Title :   Mixture Suitable for an Aerostat.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dunlap,Richard M

Report Date : 23 Oct 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A balloon filled with a gas mixture of ammonia and n-hexane will stay at a constant altitude due to condensation at altitude of the n-hexane. Since both components are liquid below about 50 meters in the ocean and together with the load are buoyant, the aerostat may be submarine launched and rise to the surface at which point the ammonia and n-hexane evaporate and take the balloon and load to its preset altitude. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Balloons, *Aircraft, *Ammonia, *Hexanes, Inventions, Aircraft, Submarine launched, Mixtures, Liquefied gases

Subject Categories : Lighter-than-air Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE