Accession Number : ADD007004

Title :   Decoy Flare.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Allen,Edward A

Report Date : 23 Oct 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A decoy flare cartridge for use in an aircraft photoflash cartridge rack. Hydrocarbon compound plus gelling agents are placed in a photoflash cartridge. A primer in the base of the cartridge is fired to propel a piston which forces the gel out of the cartridge through an orifice plate. The expelled hydrocarbon compounds are then ignited to form an infrared source for decoying a hostile infrared seeking missile away from the tailpipe of the decoy-carrying aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Flares, *Decoys, Hydrocarbons, Primers, Chemical compounds, Formulations(Chemistry), Infrared radiation, Orifices, Photoflash cartridges, Guided missiles, Gels, Infrared homing, Inventions

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE